2021 Lent Day 12 – Time Shifts

Blessings to everyone today, for this is the day the Lord has made. As an older person who has past 70, I often reply when people ask me in the morning how I am, I say, “As long as I see leaves instead of roots when I wake up, it is the beginnings of a good day!” Underneath it all, I am acknowledging that God has graciously given me another day in which to do his work, whatever that might be. I realize that I am most like doing things in the Lords plan that I have no idea how what I do fits in, but I don’t need to know. It’s his plan and he knows.
Today I got up, what I thought was a few minutes before the alarm, so I turned it off (its’s on my phone) and went about my daily routine. It wasn’t until I had gotten in my Jeep and started off that I realized I was an hour early. Instead of 20 minutes to 6, it was 20 minutes to 5 am. I got to my desk and logged in at 5:05 instead of 6:05. That changed everything about my day, from the ride in until I would get home. I gave the change over to the Lord. I will probably never know why that time shift was necessary, but God had his reason(s) and today everything was different in a perceptible way because of that.
If you stop and think about it, these little (and sometimes big) time shifts happen all of the time. I have learned to accept them as part of God’s plan for today. He has his reasons. I don’t know why things have to be synced differently, and in a way, I am glad of that, since that knowledge is burden I do not need to carry. To use a rather trite Christian phrase, I have been learning to let go and let God. Dealing with these time shifts is admittedly a small thing for sure, but in quiet moments I am reminded of the promise of Jesus in Matthew 25:21 “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much.”
So, I am learning not to sweat these little things. God knows what he is doing and why he is doing it. That should be enough for me, you as well. It all boils down to trust. If you trust God it is not a big deal. If you don’t, well…

 

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