We are living in difficult times. In the barber shop this morning I overheard two conversations about how people were spending their time during this pandemic. One was lamenting about how he had been in and out of work in these past four months and how he wished he had made some different decisions on how to spend his time.
It reminded me of a passage of scripture from 2 Peter where Peter says “A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day.” It got me to thinking about how I spend my time and how each day is presented with different opportunities to do something for the cause of God’s kingdom.
A French mystic of the seventeenth century said that God does not give us time in which to do nothing. There is no such thing as empty time. Yes, we need times of rest and even solitude. But even these moments can end up glorifying God.
Let me close with words from Psalm 90:17. “May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; the work of our hands for us – yes establish the work of our hands.”