What time is it?
Published 11:00 am Sunday, October 16, 2022
Hi, all. Just a thought to help start your weekend.
Time. Have you got it? Your answer would probably be, “Time for what?” And that remains to be seen. I’m of a generation of students who were still taught to read clocks and tell time. This was before the digital clocks took over. Very few kids these days can look at a regular clock and tell you the time.
Now, I see very few folks of the younger generations that wear watches. Unless their “Fitbit” or some other such device happens to have a digital time reading on it, ask someone what time it is, and they have to pull out a cell phone to check it.
If you’re like me, and you think that’s strange, then think further for a bit. Long ago, folks had to tell time with something similar to the sundial in my photo. Strategically placed in a potentially sunny spot, the sundial could at least narrow the time down to a near hour in the day. Of course, at night, who knew what time it was?
One thing is for certain though. It’s time that God’s people got busy. And again you might ask, “Doing what?” Well that, too, remains to be seen, as God gives you a different plan for your life than He gives me for mine. Our days are to be made up of the things He has given us to do for Him. What is His plan for your life? What is it that He has assigned for you to accomplish today?
A comment made by our Sunday School teacher this past Sunday reminded us that we each have the same 24 hours in our days. Each of us, though, have different things which fill those hours. I submit to you that it’s all about choice. You choose what fills your time. You choose how you spend your day. Yes, you must show up for work, and you must care for your families. There are things that must take your time. But whether we think about it or not, every single thing we do in every single day we live is all because of choices we make — right or wrong, healthy or not.
What will you spend your week doing? Will it fly by simply filled with all the busy things that occupy our time, or will you spend time with God, spend time in His Word, spend time loving on your family and your neighbors, spend time sharing His love with someone who desperately needs it? The list can go on and on.
What time is it? It’s time we quit complaining about having no time, and do something about it. Reconstruct your time schedule to include Him and His Word, and I promise you the other things will work out. It’s time we put our priorities in the right order and put Him first. It’s time for God’s people to stand up, speak up, and make a difference in this world — while there’s still time!
Just a thought. ’Til later.
Rev. Brad Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org.