Bend-A-Knee Weekly Sermon 03/07/2024

This is a public service announcement: Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday morning, so set your clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night.

“Spring Forward – Fall Back” is the way most people remember which clock movement is to take place in the spring and fall. This Sunday you will lose an hour of sleep, ugh, but the evening will appear to retain light longer according to the time adjustment.

Time, is the most precious commodity for every person. No amount of money can buy more time, no efficiency expert can grant more time; they just provide ways to squeeze more into a time span. It always amazes me how some people have mastered the art of time management while others in the same amount of time seem to struggle to accomplish anything. “Making the most of one’s time” does not revolve around accomplishments but impact.

James, the brother of Jesus wrote in his epistle (James 4:14) “Your life is like the morning fog – it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.” He was emphasizing the brevity of one’s earthly life compare to one’s eternal existence (which we will all experience).  Unfortunately, we make a concentrated effort toward our earthly life but often fail to consider eternity. Because our focus is centered on this temporal life we struggle to gain God’s perspective. God always has eternity as His primary focus. This does not mean He doesn’t care about our earthly existence but if we could consider His investment in eternity we would shift our attitude toward the eternal. Part of our problem is our finite understanding of eternity. The word “eternal” is impossible for us to comprehend. There is no way we can fathom the reality of a timeless existence in which there is no beginning or end. We strive so hard to fill our lives with meaningless tokens of our existence while forfeiting the opportunity to live our lives with eternity in mind. We certainly need to take care of the temporal necessities that accompany our earthly survival but in light of eternity have we squandered our opportunity to impact others towards eternity because of our narrow focus on time as we understand it?

Today as you consider pausing at noon to Bend-A-Knee in prayer may you seek God’s perspective on eternity. Perhaps if we could gain even a token appreciation of God’s investment in eternity, we would change the focus of our living. May the things we strive toward on earth have an eternal impact – After all isn’t that what truly matters…?

Stay connected to God & to others

God’s Peace,

Pastor Mike

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