What Would Jesus Do?


Ali Spence, Videographer

I have noticed in recent years that many schools schedule school activities and games on church days, Dyer County included. What happened to the time when those were sacred days? The DCHS Powderpuff game was originally scheduled to be on Thursday, November 7 at 6 p.m. They had to reschedule it due to poor weather and it was rescheduled to Wednesday, November 6 at 4:30 p.m. As you may know, Wednesday night is a church night. As a member of a Powderpuff team, I’m going to have to miss church, and it made me think about how the school schedules events on church nights often. Multiple sports have practices on Sundays and games on Wednesday nights. Years ago, Dyer County High School would have never thought to disrupt students’ church nights. Today, it seems as though it doesn’t matter to them. 

As a Christian, I highly believe that one’s relationship with Christ comes before anything. Exodus 20:1-3 says, “And God spoke all these words, saying, ‘I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me.’” That means that you should never put anything over God; not sports, not school, not one’s social life. Absolutely nothing. Where do we draw the line? Church and a relationship with God is supposed to be the most important thing in our lives. Church should not come second to school or extracurricular activities. I have yet to decide if I am going to the Powderpuff game. I keep wondering; what would Jesus do?