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March 14 2021
“As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.”
John 9:4 (NIV)
This week we are “Springing Forward” to Daylight Saving Time, which was first instituted in the U.S.
during World Wars I and II to help conserve energy and extend the daylight hours of a work day.
Globally, there is a longer history of saving daylight time – in 1895, New Zealand entomologist George
Hudson proposed to have two extra hours of daylight to…you guessed it, hunt bugs! Imagine the passion
Hudson had for the pursuit of insects to be driven to seek two more hours of light per day!
Creatures with six legs and wings may not be your motivator for extra time (personally, I adore
entomology!) – but what is your driving passion that would make you seek two more hours of sunlight?
Daily we are distracted and pulled in “a thousand and none directions” – everywhere and nowhere, all
at the same time. Let’s take the challenge to be motivated, as Hudson was, to seek out extra time for
what is most important to us – and to challenge each other to daily cultivate and maintain our passion in
a Christ-centered world and life view; to spend more time showing God’s love, salvation, and grace to
ALL around us, in ALL that we are and ALL that we do; to “preach the gospel everywhere you go, and, if
necessary, use words”, (to use the quote sometimes attributed to St. Francis).
Galatians 6: 9-10 (NIV) reminds us, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we
will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people,
especially those who belong to the family of believers.”
Prayer: Dear Father, help us to remember that we all need to rest and revitalize, but then we need to get
back out there and make the most of every day – of every hour – every moment we have to turn our lives
to our highest calling – serving and glorifying you in ALL that we are and in ALL that we do – because
your time is now and always! Amen.
Betsy Ashcraft Walker