The next time you walk through a graveyard, take a moment to look at the tombstones. They all have something in common. It’s a dash. They have the date of birth and the date of death. Then, in between those two dates there is a little dash.
That little dash represents the brief period of time we are given to live in this world. In that tiny little dash, between the day we are born and the day we die, we must do all that we are going to do for God for all eternity. The Bible teaches us that life is like a vapor that appears for a moment and then vanishes away. It also teaches us that we will an account to God for what we do with our time.
There is eternity past and there is eternity future. Between those two infinite realms of time lies your dash. To make the most of your dash, you must 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.