Last week I attended my 25th high school reunion. It was originally supposed to be a big shebang at a downtown hotel, but when only a handful of the 700 graduates signed up, the big event was cancelled and those who still wanted to get together were told to meet at the school before the Friday night football game.
I wasn’t a Christian in high school so I enjoy going to reunions and witnessing to my former party buddies. But last week it seemed everyone came, chatted for a few minutes, then awkwardly left. I thought about the contrast to the current high school crowd a few feet away at the ball game. No doubt, just as I did 25 years earlier, the majority were trying their best to please and impress their friends, not realizing that in a short while their relationship would change to one of a few minutes of idle reunion chat every 5 years.
That’s why pleasing God and family instead of peers is redeeming 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.