By Phillip E. Hudson
It seems as if the world is spinning faster and faster every day. Our world is filled with responsibilities and distractions that attempt to consume our passions, our purpose, and our time, As we enter into the holiday season our schedules are inundated by a barrage of things that must be done to satisfy everyone’s expectations during the holidays. There are practices and programs, parties and banquets to attend as well as shopping and preparing for our families to be together again, Yet, in all the hustle and bustle it seems as if there is one thing that there is never enough of—time.
Time has been described as life’s most precious commodity. In a society where so much emphasis is placed on “things;’ it seems as if time is the only thing that cannot be bought or sold, Time can only be spent, During the holidays it might be fitting to ask ourselves the question,”How are we spending our timer After all, time is our most precious gift from God and we must use it wisely. In the book of James the scriptures tell us, “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanished) away.” If we would take spiritual inventory we would see that we have already lost so much time.
Life seems to be filled with menial tasks that in the scheme of eternity will mean nothing when our time on earth is through. When fighting traffic at the mall or rushing out to find that perfect gift to give to someone special, remember that “People do not care how much you know until they know how much you care” (Maxwell).
There are many gifts that could be given this holiday season, but the greatest of them is your time, Maybe it’s time to light a candle and sweep the house and find the time we have lost so we can redeem it with those we love. When all is said and done the time we share with one another will be our richest of memories! We have a golden opportunity in the days ahead to make a break from the grinding routine of holiday ritual and take the time to remember the people in our lives that are most important to us! I also believe that we should take out time to spend with total strangers and show the love of God to those who very well may need it most!