First Sunday of the New Year
January 5, 2020
By Dr. Ron Jones
Rudyard Kipling once wrote a poem called "God's Minute." It reminds us of the sacredness of time.
I have only just a minute,
Only sixty seconds in it.
Didn't seek it, didn't choose it,
But it's up to me to use it.
I must suffer if I lose it,
Give account if I abuse it.
Just a tiny little minute,
But eternity is in it.
During one twenty-four hour day, you and I are given 1,440 minutes, important minutes that we can only use once. Each one of them is a priceless gift.
Moses prayed, "Lord, teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom" (Psalm 90:12). What are you doing with the time God gives you?
Read Ephesians 5:16. How will you “redeem the time” God gives you this year? What is your motivation for doing so?