As a nine-year-old kid, I remember getting a few firecrackers one day with the promise we would shoot them off together later that evening. I was elated. The catch, however, was that I had to wait at home for an hour or so while my parents ran a few errands.
In a fast-paced world where time is apparently more valuable than spiritual growth, it’s tough to find enough of it to spend in prayer or the Bible. School schedules require coordination between four different people who all have to be at the same place within 15 minutes of each other. And that moment is precisely 15 minutes after the work day was supposed to start at your full-time job. On top of that, the only hope of making this schedule work lies in getting up at 5:30 AM and preparing the entire family for the coming circus act.