From the Pastor’s Desk
“Therefore, I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than them? And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?” – Matthew 6:25-27
Yes, it is that time of the year again when we are told to fall back. That means the time will change and we will “gain” an hour. The sad part is that it’s the same hour we lost in the spring when we sprang forward. Time is the one commodity we can’t make more of. We have a certain amount of time each day, each month, each year and that time is fixed. There are 24 hours in each day, 28 to 31 days in each month, and 365 days in a year. No amount of time management or investment will change that. To compound the problem, we are not guaranteed to be here tomorrow, so time is precious, and we never seem to have enough of it to go around. This leads to anxiety and worry as we try to figure out how to spend our time, how to divide it up, and how to make it meaningful and fruitful. We know that what we do with our time matters and therefore we need to learn how to pray Psalm 90:12: “Teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.”
The truth is we all need wisdom from God to know how to use our time well. All of us want to be able to look back on our lives and feel like we have been able to make the most of our time here on earth. We want our lives to be memorable so that when we are gone we have left a legacy that is worth remembering. We want our lives to be fruitful and show the love of God that we claim is in us through our faith in Jesus Christ and we want our children and grandchildren to receive the faith that has carried us through our years. So, we need to use our time wisely and take stock of each day. We need to dedicate each day to God by living our Christian faith every moment we are given. By doing so we will live without regrets and we will minimize our worrying knowing that each day belongs to God and He has great plans for us today.
-By Pastor Miguel