Imagine for just a moment that your lifetime could be pictured in terms of a daily clock where you wake up at 7:30 and go to bed at midnight. The clock’s parallel to a 70 year lifespan would run something like this:
When you’re 16 and get your first car it’s just after 11 a.m.
You graduate from college at 23, it’s 1:30 p.m.
Your first child comes when you’re 30, it’s 2:45 p.m.
You fulfill your career goal at 50, it’s 7:20 in the evening
You retire at 65, it’s 10:42 p.m. and midnight is just over an hour away.
What time is it for you on this imaginary clock? The chances are it’s probably later than what you tend to think it is. The fact is midnight is approaching for all of us. That’s why the Bible reminds us in Romans that “the night is far spent, the day is at hand.” It reminds us to redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.