We live in an adrenaline driven world. This is true in our work and when we wind down. It is true in our avocations and athletics. Adrenaline enters our blood streams to heighten our awareness and focus our energies to help us through the fights of life. We depend on adrenaline at work and at play. In fact, we can easily become addicted to the sense of well-being and euphoria this chemical induces. We get accustomed to the high it brings. When the reaction is gone, we are flat, down, depressed.
We therefore fill weekends with excitement. We need the thrill of skiing down snow packed mountainsides with the wind in our faces. We seek the high of jumping out of an airplane and plugging thousands of feet before the parachute cushions our landing. We need the excitement of fast paced basketball thrillers. Church is especially boring. We have to sit still. We have to sing. We have to listen to a sermon. We’d rather be sailing. Weekends aren’t for rest. They’re for diversion. Church is boring. Who wants to think about eternity when there is so much life to live now?
Church may be boring because we are hooked on adrenaline. We’ve forgotten the biblical principle, "The Sabbath was made for man" (Mark 2:27). We need the rest. We’re steps from crashing without it.