Daily Devotional July 18, 2022

Every day, when the parents pick up their children from our MDO program, a group of children visits me in Dennis Hall.  We go to the breakroom for candy.

The problem is there are quite a few children and each of them likes different candy.

Last week, five-year-old, Juliana came by.  

When we went to the breakroom, I noticed there was a lot of hard candy in the bowl but no chocolate.  I could not remember what type of candy she liked.  I said, “Juliana, what candy do you like?  Is it chocolate?”

She said, “You can’t remember anything because you are old.”

This got me thinking.

While I am rarely aware of the passing of time, I am not the young man I used to be.  By Juliana’s standard, I am ancient.

My time on this earth is limited.  This means I better make the most of it.

This is exactly what Paul meant by saying, Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise,making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.  Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” (Ephesians 5:15-17)

Today, each of us is granted 1440 minutes.  We will not get them back.  At the end of the day, those minutes will fade into the past.

Choose today to use your time making the most of every opportunity.  It matters.

Prayer:  Dear Gracious Heavenly God, help me use my time wisely.  I pray my actions, thoughts, and words please you.  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.

We only get this day once.  Make the most of it.

Also, just for the record, I remembered Juliana likes chocolate.

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.

Tom Robbins