Sunday, September 2, 2012

THOUGHTS ON A SUNDAY MORNING...Time Marches On


WHEN WE LOVE SOMETHING IT IS OF VALUE TO US, AND WHEN SOMETHING IS OF VALUE TO US WE
SPEND TIME WITH IT,
TIME ENJOYING AND
TIME TAKING CARE OF IT...
 
 "Imagine for a moment that you bank suddenly announced this as its new policy:

Every morning your account is going to be credited with $86,400.  You can carry no balance from day to day.  Every evening, your account will be cancelled and whatever amount of your account you have failed to use during the day will be returned to the bank.

What would you do?  Why you'd draw out every cent of the $86,400 each day, and spend it, save it, or invest it as wisely as possible.  Before long, you could be a very wealthy person, indeed!

Actually, you have a bank account with a similar policy.  It is called TIME.  Every morning , you are given the prospect of 86,400 seconds.  At the close of that twenty-four hour period, the moments you have failed to withdraw and invest to good purpose are ruled off your ledger.  Time carries no balances from day to day.  It allows no overdrafts.  Each day, a new account is opened to you.  If you fail to withdraw and use the day's deposit, the loss is yours."
 (source story: unknown)

"And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you."
2 Corinthians 12:15

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Blessings today as the clock ticks on...

Love to you...
 

8 comments:

Terra said...

Great story, I had not thought of this before. Oops, the seconds are ticking away, I want to plant some of the kolhrabi and red mustard I bought yesterday and make use of those seconds. Church this morning was a good use of many of those seconds!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Rebecca,

That's a great moral story for a Sunday, especially for Labor Day weekend!
Hugs to you,
Mariette

NanaDiana said...

This is a GREAT analogy, Rebecca. Amen and Amen and Amen! One of the best I have seen on time- xo Diana

Becs said...

Love it!!! What an amazing way to think of time and it's importance. Thanks for that. Becs

Michelle said...

This post is so poignant, Rebecca!
It makes me wonder, "What does it REALLY mean to invest every moment of our days in eternity."

Donna said...

Lovely post! This makes me rethink the time I waste each day.
Hugs,
Donna

Maryellen said...

Beautiful reminder.
Especially don't want to waste these precious moments in stress or anger . . .

Violet said...

What a wonderful reminder of every moment counting. What we do with the time we have is so important and even more so when we remember it is a gift from God. blessings, Violet

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