I was picking up my grandson one day last week at a local grade school in Brainerd, while I was sitting in my car waiting to go in and get him, I witnessed three people walk out of the school with young children. They put these children in the front seat without their safety in mind. You see these people and their children were not wearing seat belts. I`m sure these people love their children very much, but some common sense would say these kids do not sit in front and they should have seat belts on. Sure these people think that seat belts might be an inconvenience and take a little time to put on, but the bottom line is seat belts save lives. Please for your children's sake buckle them in next time.
Read the Bible
The news media tell us that we are buying more Bibles lately and that is good to know.
I recently saw the name "Bible" described as the "basic instructions before leaving earth." In this Information Age that we are living in we still shouldn't neglect the most basic of instructions that we find in the Bible.
It's good to read the Bible at Christmastime and it's also good for the preacher to read it from the pulpit, but Christmas comes only once a year and Sunday, once a week. That leaves us a lot of time on our own. In reading His word we find that our Creator has given us a (what we will call here) dual personality -- a physical life and a spiritual life -- and just as sure as we need food daily for our physical life, so do we need food for our spiritual life. That's where the Bible comes in. This is a good time of the year for us to make a resolution that this year we will read and digest some spiritual food from the Bible every day.
When we read the Bible every day it is amazing how much of it we can cover in a year. Some people even read it through in that time. For some of us, if we would turn the TV off we could gain the time for study.
Another big help and encouragement in this area is the Christian radio station there in Pequot Lakes. They have many good programs that can help us understand the basic instruction that we need.
What is time?
Have you ever noticed how very quiet time is? We often speak of the passage of time as if it were animated. It is my opinion that time exists only as a unit of measure.
The arrival of the new year has recently been celebrated. Some folks refuse to go to bed until they have seen the New Year arrive. I have also waited to see it! Yet, the arrival of the New Year is without sound or apparition. It can neither be seen nor heard; however, it is common practice to herald the New Year in the manner of an old-fashioned wedding chivaree!
I believe that time is much like a large, empty vase. We may sit back and admire our empty vase. We may fill it with trash or we may put fertile soil into it, drop in a few good seeds then watch life unfold.
Since life is measured by time, it behooves each of us to fill our vase with something worthwhile so we may have a truly Happy New Year!
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