Notes from Jan

Turning Back Time

November 9, 2018

It happened this past week for most of us.

We turned back the clock.

In terms of our lives, who hasn’t wished to turn back time, take back some angry words, do-over a decision, erase a wrinkle or sag?

There’s a tradeoff with gaining an hour.

It’s dark earlier.

If out and about, it’s challenging to get home before dark, or to remember to leave a light on.

In the first verses in the Old Testament we read of the earth’s emptiness, “darkness was over the surface of the deep” until God said, ‘Let there be light and there was light and God saw that the light was good…” (Genesis 1: 2-3 NIV)

Imagine being there, watching God creating, blessing and exclaiming,

“God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.”(Genesis 1:31 NIV)

God’s goodness included night with its darkness for reasons besides sleep.

Silent and holy nights can still be.

For now, we have an extra hour to redeem until Spring when we’ll swap it for more daylight.

Or we could do like California and vote to keep our sunny side up all year round.

While wondering what to do with an extra hour, we could  take the advice of one who must’ve known me.

“Don’t forget to set your scales back 10 pounds this week.”

Whatever the season, laughter turns back our clocks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Reply Maggie Rowe November 9, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    Oh dear Jan, how I love your posts. I read each one eagerly and benefit from them all.

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