Summer Saving Time is starting on Sunday, 28 March as the clocks move forward an hour. It feels like we are losing an hour. Which poses the question how well are we using our time?

The Apostle Paul wrote: Be very careful, then, how you live – not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” (Ephesians 5:15-17)

Are you living wisely? Are you making the most of the time that you have received?

Every new day we are given 86,400 seconds to use them well because at the end of the day they all will be gone. If you wasted some of it it’s gone for ever, never to come back. So be careful how you live, make the most of every opportunity of every moment, for they are precious. Often we don’t realise how valuable time is.

Look upon time this way. To understand the value of a year is, ask the student who just lost it because of covid. To appreciate the value of a month, ask the mother who gave birth prematurely. To know the value of a week, ask the editor of a weekly magazine. To recognise the worth of an hour, ask the person in love waiting for the beloved. To comprehend the value of a minute, ask the traveller who just missed the train. To perceive the importance of a second, ask the driver who could not avoid the accident. To grasp the cost of a tenth of a second, ask the sportsperson who after years of training got only a silver medal at the Olympics!

Every moment is valuable as a precious treasure. Make the most of the time you are freely given every day.

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