December 25, 2014 Year B (Christmas)
There is an occasion for everything,
and a time for every activity under heaven:
a time to give birth and a time to die;
a time to plant and a time to uproot;
a time to kill and a time to heal;
a time to tear down and a time to build;
a time to weep and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn and a time to dance;
a time to throw stones and a time to gather stones;
a time to embrace and a time to avoid embracing;
a time to search and a time to count as lost;
a time to keep and a time to throw away;
a time to tear and a time to sew;
a time to be silent and a time to speak;
a time to love and a time to hate;
a time for war and a time for peace.
(Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, HCSB)
Time matters. God gives us enough time to do what He wants us to do. We have time for all kinds of experiences – good and bad.
God gives us time to make memories. He gave us time to enjoy life.
Some say time is the fire in which we burn (as if it were an enemy.) Others say that time is a friend that goes along with you on the journey. I say that time is the currency of life. Once it is spent, it can’t be bought again. How should I use my time? Should I waste it on idle pursuits? God wants me to use my time wisely for Him. Because time matters to God, it should matter to me.
Application: Because time matters to God, I should use it for His glory and use it wisely.
Prayer: God, please help me stop wasting my time. Help me to use your time wisely. Remind me how much time matters in my life. Thank You for the time You give me on this Earth.