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Redeeming the Time Change

Yesterday was Time Change Sunday. As a Seminary student, I was Pastor of a small church in East Texas in 1966 when the Unified Time Act was implemented. The church’s two deacons decided to not observe the time change. “The Guv-ment has no business messin’ with God’s time,” they exclaimed. The quote did not come from one of my two deacons, but it could have – “Only the government would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket, sew it to the bottom, and have a longer blanket.” The deacons eventually gave in, but they were right about one thing. It was God’s time. God created time as we know it (Genesis 1:14), sent Jesus in the ‘fullness of time” (Galatians 4:4-5), will someday call time (Revelation 10:5-6), but in the meantime, wants us to “redeem the time” (Ephesians 5:15-16). Redemption is what happens when you trade in something of value for something of greater value. Our spiritual assignment is to trade in what we do with our time for a greater use of our time. So now that we have lost an hour, let us make the most of the time remaining.

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