Horace Whittell of England hated alarm clocks with a passion. Every weekday morning for 47 years he had been awakened at 6:00 a.m. to go to work. On the day after he retired, he took his clock outside, placed it on a rock, and smashed it into little pieces shouting, “I’m through with you!”
For many, there is nothing that can be more disturbing than an alarm clock that awakens them from a comfortable sleep. It may signal another boring day filled with boring people, endless interruptions, and meaningless tasks. For others, it may be the beginning of a day filled with one crisis after another, irritable people, and problems that cannot be solved.
How different for the Christian! Every day can be a special day, a day filled with unique challenges and great opportunities to witness and serve our Lord.
Solomon wrote, “There is a time for everything, a season for every activity under the sun.” This verse reminds us that God has a special plan and definite purpose that He has designed for each of us. And, if we want to enjoy a peaceful, productive, and purposeful life, we must look to Him for His goodness, guidance, and grace.
When we discover, accept, and fulfill His plan, we will enjoy His blessings every moment of every day. What may have been an annoying alarm may be God’s voice calling us to another “season” of service, informing us of something significant that only we can do for Him.
Prayer: Thank You, Lord, for calling us to lives that are filled with countless opportunities to serve You in endless, exciting ways. May we always be found faithful. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: There is a time for everything, a season for every activity under the sun. Ecclesiastes 3:1