Life Lessons

Bonus Time

Daylight Saving ended on the weekend. That blissful time when you get to put your clock back an hour. That day when everyone is asked if you enjoyed your “extra” hour. Did you use it for sleep, for a slower start to the morning, a more leisurely lunch? (Of course those with babies don’t seem to qualify for the “extra” hour. The wake up call happened at the same time as normal (well earlier actually)!) It’s a treat that “extra” time, a bonus. But really at the end of the day there is no added time. That bonus hour gets paid back later down the year.

For a day though, we get to indulge in our “extra” hour. Time you see is such a precious, limited commodity, so the extra hour seems indulgent, a gift!

Life is a precious commodity. Something not to be frittered or wasted away. And the question is, as Mary Oliver in her poem, The Summer Day, so puts it….

“Tell me, what is it  you plan to do. With your one wild and precious life?” 

We were born by God’s purpose and for His purpose. Understanding what we are to do with our lives starts with God. It is in Him that we find our purpose, significance and our destiny.

“For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible,…everything got started in Him and finds its purpose in Him.” (Colossians 1:16 Msg)

“It’s in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for: Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, He has His eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose He is working out in everything and everyone.” (Ephesians 1:11 Msg)

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