Sunday morning we set our clocks back one hour. The great part of that is that we had an extra hour to sleep. It is the one day of the year that it actually seems that we get 25 hours in a day. The bad part of falling back an hour is that it gets dark earlier.
This evening, it felt like it was about 7:00pm but it was only 5:30pm. I needed some more time to get things done but it got dark too early. With dark coming early it makes the evening drag by. With it being dark so long it makes you feel like you should be going to bed in moments. For the next few months, we will have less time to get things done outside because of the darkness. The tendency during winter is that we will have to do more on Saturdays because it there is not enough time after work.
There is an interesting parallel between losing time and the return of the Lord. Jesus said that we must work while it is day, for night will come and no work can be done. As a child of God we must be busy doing the Lord’s work while it is still day. Jesus will return again and we must be busy until He comes. We must be working during the day to bring people to Him, so that night will not fall on them. We must make the most of every opportunity to share Christ. Night is coming, let us work while it is still the day.