An old pirate was asked by his grandson, “Grandpa, how did you get that peg leg, that hook for a hand and a patch for an eye?” He replied, “A shark bit of my leg off, an enemy cut my hand off, and my eye had an itch.” “Why did you have to get a patch just for an itching eye?” the boy asked. The old pirate replied, “It happened the first day I had my hook.”
It sounds like the pirate needed to get used to having a hook around. And that could be true of us. Hooks can be very useful tools for organizing your workspace for maximum efficiency. When your kitchen drawer gets crowded, hang spatulas and dippers on little hooks. Putting coats on hooks by the door keeps them from getting lost and makes them accessible. Hanging tools on hooks helps you locate them quickly.
But the most important hook, is hooking up with God every day. That hook really redeems 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.