Does God Ever Take a Vacation?

By Biscuit Gilmer

Hi, kids of Trinity Church!

I’ll bet you are ready for summer to start. I know I am. It’s awesome we have more daylight; that allows us to stay outside longer each day. We can also look forward to planning our summer vacations.

Biscuit Gilmer, Trinity Church mascot
Biscuit Gilmer, Trinity Church mascot

Everybody loves being able to go on vacation. Where are some of the places you’ve gone on vacation with your family? When my family lived in Florida, we didn’t need to go very far to get to the beach. There’s a place in Volusia County that’s known as Dog Beach. We liked to go there to play in the sand and water.

Do you think God ever takes a vacation? It must be a lot of work taking care of us all the time. God is at work in the world all day and all night. If anyone deserves a vacation, it seems like it’s God. Where do you think we should look to find out if God takes a well-deserved break? If you guessed the Bible, you’re right!

Grab your Bible and turn to Deuteronomy 31:8. Here’s what the Bible says about whether God ever takes a vacation day. It says: “Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you” (NLT). This is great news. God is ahead of us, beside us and all around us every day. The Bible promises we will never be alone. If God never leaves us, then how can God take a vacation day?

God isn’t a person like we are—we need sleep, food and water. But God doesn’t need to eat, sleep or take a break. Because of this, we know that we don’t ever need to be afraid or sad. We should be happy! Why? Because God doesn’t go on vacation to get away from us. God goes on vacation with us. Thank you, God!

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