It’s time to change your clock by “falling back” one hour when you go to bed Saturday night. (The official time change is Sunday morning at 2:00 AM, but most of us have no desire to be awake to observe this occasion).
I love the idea of having an extra hour. After all, how wonderful is it to get ready for bed Saturday night and then turn the clock back an hour? The problem with me is that I never get an extra hour of sleep. Instead of sleeping, I think of all the things I can do with that hour.
I’ve fought sleep since I was a little kid. I’ll do almost anything to keep from having to sleep. So, know that come Saturday night, I’m enjoying an extra hour to read or watch football or something along those lines.
While I like the extra hour Saturday, I really do not like getting home after dark every day. But, we can’t have everything.
Pastors may be the only people who think this way: why time change on a Sunday?
That’s the way it’s always been done. I’m sure the politicians think it’s the least amount of disruption. It makes much more sense to me to make the change at 5:00 on Friday afternoon or 2:00 AM Saturday morning, allowing our bodies to adjust before Monday morning.
Can I encourage you to not let this disrupt your worship this weekend?
What does our country really need? An extra hour of sleep? A lazy Sunday?
Or, do we need to meet and worship the God who created us and blessed us as a nation? Don’t we need to be praying for America and the coming election? Don’t we need to ask God for His mercy and blessing?
What really matters in a society and what makes a nation great is our righteousness before God. “Righteousness exalts a nation” (Proverbs 14:34), and it blesses individuals.
I encourage you to find a place of worship this weekend and put your heart and soul into coming into the presence of God.
It’ll be way better than an extra hour’s sleep.
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