“I Don’t Have Time for That!”
How often have we said or thought that? Time is precious, isn’t it? When was it that you had time to burn, with nothing to do? Doing time or waiting for a long anticipated event is excruciating, minutes go slowly by. Yet the golden moments slip by too quickly.
What can we do? If we could freeze time, there would be no life. Yet, live life and it slips away. So we choose what we have time for and we don’t.
How do we choose what we have time for? Solomon, the teacher in Ecclesiastes, tells us all life is vanity, a mist and striving after the wind. But wait, Solomon says there is one exception. Life is not all vanity when we obey God. He writes, “Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.” Eccl. 12:13.
The psalmist adds, “Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12. Wisdom comes from God that clarifies, charts our path and, yes, tells us how to use our time.
Question of the week: Why do we have 24 hours in a day?
Answer: It appears that the Egyptians were responsible for the 24 hour day. The Egyptians were fond of counting in base twelve (instead of base 10 which is commonly used today.
Update on our LifeCenter
Rock has arrived at the LifeCenter and so has the rain. Finishing the parking lot and landscaping will have to wait untill next week. The work crew installed the rest of the windows and the temporary doors, and we are now able to “lock up” the building in the evening. Large beams donated by Hughes Bros. for an exterior cross have been delivered. The Center for Liturgical Arts from Concordia University sent a team that is helping with direction on the design and placement of the cross and signature. Our new address is 200 Fletcher Avenue.