No matter how much we might sometimes wish otherwise, time steadily moves into the future. We can’t slow it down, speed it up, or make it go backwards, although it has an uncanny way of seeming to drag when we’re anticipating an event, and dash when we’re dreading one.
That’s why it’s important to take control of how we spend our time, especially during the Christmas season. It’s not enough to believe in “the true meaning of Christmas” if we don’t make time to experience it. How will we respond to Jesus’ command to love one another — to demonstrate our faith to the world — the community — around us?
As we move towards Christmas, we need to make this time count. Find peace, hope, joy and love … and inspiration and motivation … at the special Christmas services, focus on the coming of Him who is the Babe of the manger and the Saviour of the world, and then take it all out to where the rest of that needy world is waiting.
“All earth is waiting…”