Redeeming The Time
James W. Moore says, "One of the greatest comedy acts in the history of show business was the beloved husband and wife team of George Burns and Gracie Allen. In real life, Gracie Allen was a bright, wise businesswoman, but she always played the part of a naive, off-the-wall personality, sweetly simple in her approach to life. On one of their radio programs, Gracie became very upset because her new electric clock kept losing time. Each day it lost lots of time so she finally called a repairman. He discovered the problem immediately. There was nothing wrong with the clock -- it just wasn't plugged in!" When George asked Gracie why is was unplugged she said, "Well, I only need it when I need to know what time it is and I decided to turn it off in between to save electricity."
Time continues whether you are plugged in or not and whether your clock shows it or not. We all have a limited amount of this precious commodity. One day each of us will face the day when our time will run out. While we cannot know or choose that day, we can certainly prepare for it. We can make the most of the time we have by living each moment totally dedicated to our Lord and Savior. We must seize the opportunities He puts in our way, showing His love and care for others, and witnessing to His great mercy and grace. Every second we live for Him is a second that will never be lost. This is the way to make sure you are plugged in to the right time.
Redeeming the time,