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  • Oct30Fri

    Extra time

    October 30, 2020

    It’s that time of year again! It’s the moment we set our clocks back and (for one day at least) gain another hour. It’s an opportunity for asking, ‘How am I going to use that extra hour?’ An hour isn’t that much time compared to the Old Testament king Hezekiah. After falling ill and being told by the prophet he did not have long to live, Hezekiah prayed and begged God for more time and received an additional 15 years of life.
    But however insignificant the time change may be to us, it seems like a worthy exercise to ask ourselves about how we will use an extra hour. It might prod us to probe more deeply questions of how we are spending our time in life in general, especially as we receive time as a gift from God. Lately, there has been more discussion about the intentional use of our time in our later years, including a discussion of a book entitled THE THIRD THIRD OF LIFE by Walter C. Wright. (Imagine life in three phases, 1-30, 31-60 and 60+). Our denomination (CRCNA) has created a “third third of life” toolkit that includes articles, exercises and discussion questions for people wanting to explore and think through their use of time in life. The toolkit can be found by clicking on this link …

    https://www2.crcna.org/FaithFormation/toolkits/third-third-life-toolkit/five-important-tasks-third-third-life

    What will you do with your extra hour this weekend? May-be you could use part of it reflecting on time.
    -EGN

    To access Pastor’s Eric’s regular COVID-19 MEDITATIONS, click here … http://www.bethel-crc.ca/blog/covid-19-meditations/