Kelly and I had the joy of serving in the normally crazy full nursery Sunday. It was quiet. Just a few kids. Scary. We waited for kids to drop from the ceiling and yell SURPRISE, but no such ambush occurred. Quiet and slow times are good. You need them.
When I worked at a Buick dealership as a teenager and college student I remembered a phrase often said. I told myself I needed to remember it. I didn’t. Now I did.
“Slow times are training times.”
When things are slow you have opportunity to work extra on things you normally wouldn’t have time for in the normal business of life and especially hectic business of life.
In slow times you can: Play, prep, train, clean, experiment, connect, network, catch your breath, and/or prepare the ground for rain. (In Seattle that would be prepare yourself for Sun.)
Use the slow times to your advantage. God knows we need them.
(especially on Monday)