I usually go to the early service on Sundays.
This tends to be the less populated service. I don’t go because I like getting up early — ask anyone who knows me and they’ll tell you that I’m not a morning person at all. Truthfully — I go because it’s the less populated service. Which means I can sit close to the front [and since I’m short, this is important.] … and I can sit in a row with just a few other people instead of sitting in a pew that I’m being squished out of.
[I think there is a direct correlation between this preference and how I feel about driving around the parking lot looking for a spot — just pick one that’s farther and away from the other cars and you’re good]
I realize this might make me look like a bad person. In worship, shouldn’t I want to sit around others and share in the experience with them? Perhaps.
I need my space with God.
So, I apologize in advance if you’re ever around me and I don’t rush to sit next to you on Sunday morning. It isn’t personal … it’s just personal for me.
Seems I’m not really alone either:
Very early the next morning, Jesus got up and went to a place where he could be alone and pray. [Mark 1:35]
Where is your space?