I am writing this at the car dealer where I get the oil changed on my car. They told me that I really do need a brake job. I asked about another situation that I thought was a problem. Guess what? There is a problem. It will take a couple of hours and a good wad of money. Good time to do some work. I am in the customer waiting area. There are a lot of people here. Most are talking on their I-phones. How much time do you spend waiting? How do you use it?
As I was waiting, I did a translation for my sermon for Sunday. God is giving me some time to think about the sermon. It is a good time to do some prayer. We have some members and people outside our membership that can use our prayers. I can use this time to talk to God about other matters too. There are always things that are on our minds or even on our chest that we need to talk over with the good Lord. God gave me some time to do that too.
What’s my point? People use the excuse, and so do I, that they don’t have enough time for this or that…as if God made a mistake in not creating days long enough. Take an inventory of the time the LORD has created for you. All the people here on the I-phones seem to have time to communicate. Just think if we did this in conversation with our God or by just meditating on the mysteries of God’s grace - to simply think about his love and mercy. I am feeling pretty much at peace right now. I am sure I will be stirred up when I see the bill, but you know what? After the water pump is replaced, maybe they will find something else wrong. That might not be so bad. God is giving more time to focus on him. I am sure that he does the same for you. Do you take advantage of it?