One morning in a small town in Switzerland the clock in the tower stopped. Children, unaware of what happened, naturally thought that they had more time to play and enjoy the lovely spring day. Secretaries on their way to work stopped to visit with their friends in the little shops that surrounded the square. Men reading their newspapers took some extra time to enjoy their stories. After about thirty minutes, the clock started again and the children, the secretaries, and the businessmen noticing that the hands were moving ran off to their appointments. All of the people were late because the clock they trusted pointed to the wrong time.
Each person has a “personal clock” ticking inside of them. It has a specific number of “ticks” that God has allocated to each of us that will determine how long we will live and when we will die. It is normal to think that our clock is pointing to a great number of days yet to come and that we have limitless “ticks” that we cannot see or count; we delay thinking that we all have an appointment to meet and face God, and give an accounting for the “ticks” He gives us.
God’s Word reminds us that “None of us live for ourselves.” God has given each of us the power to make plans and dream dreams and look forward to the future. But the most important thing we must do is to include God in our plans. Do not forget that “while we live, we live to please the Lord and when we die, we go to be with Him.” So, step one: Accept Christ as Your Savior.
Prayer: Help us, Father, to be mindful of the “tricking” of our clock - to always be aware of the fact that we have no assurance of tomorrow. May we be sure of our salvation. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Romans 14:7-8 For we don’t live for ourselves or die for ourselves. If we live, it’s to honor the Lord. And if we die, it’s to honor the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.