March 3, 2020

This coming Sunday, at 2:00 AM, Daylight Savings Time will begin. This means on Saturday night, Shannon will go through the house setting the clocks ahead by one hour.

For many people, the idea of losing an hours sleep, as their bodies adjust to the new time, is incredibly frustrating. It is something to be dreaded. But for me, it’s just the opposite.

I love when Daylight Savings Time goes into effect because that means more light later into the evening. This allows me to get more work done around the ranch. That one hour of additional daylight makes all the difference in the world.

Whether you are a fan of Daylight Savings Time or not, it’s coming. Just like taxes and death, Daylight Savings Time is inevitable. So you might as well make the most of it. This is a very good analogy for life.

In this world, we experience both the profoundly good and the heartbreakingly bad. These two ends of the spectrum can color how we see life. It’s our choice. But knowing there’s both good and bad, for those who claim Jesus as Lord and Savior, we know how the story ends. That’s what enables us to embrace all this world offers and say that God is good.

This is exactly what Paul meant by saying: “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:4-7)

While not every moment of life is filled with joy and celebration, we steadfastly hold to the truth that tells us God will bring us home. This makes even the heaviest burden bearable.

Prayer: Dear Gracious Heavenly God, as I experience both the easy and hard events of life, help me always remember your goodness, grace, and love. Remind me of my final destination. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Daylight Savings Time is almost here. I cannot wait.

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.
Tom Robbins