Today is recycle day in Hattiesburg. (Blue cans to the curb) Since we’ve been graced with this wondrous planet and it’s abundant limited resources we ought to take care of how they are used and reused. We’ve also been graced with a resource that isn’t recyclable: TIME! Once used, it’s gone. Of-course there was that time when the prophet Isaiah went to King Hezekiah with the message that God was going to heal his sickness. Hezekiah asked for a sign as assurance. In the King’s palace was the stairway of Ahaz. It was sort of a sundial. As the sun moved across the sky a shadow would move down the stairs. So Hezekiah asked for the shadow to move back up the stairs. In other words, cause the sun, time, to go backwards. (2 Kings 20:11) Then the prophet Isaiah called on the Lord, and the Lord made the shadow go back the ten steps it had gone down on the stairway of Ahaz. Time, you see, is in God’s hands and He gives time to each of us each day. Not recycled time, but new, fresh start, unblemished, hopeful, out from under the shadow of yesterday’s failure, regrets and into the abundant resource of God’s grace. So since we can’t recycle time let’s be wise with what’s in our hands and live each moment as God’s graced resource.
(Psalm 118:24)This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.(KJV)