Amy Charmichael, a pioneer missionary to India, told of a night when demonic music outside her house kept her from sleep.
In the darkness she saw, as it were, a great cliff at her feet which broke off into infinite space. No bottom could be seen, only endless darkness. Then, she saw multitudes of people falling over the cliff with no one to warn them. She says, “Then I wondered, with a wonder that was simply agony, why no one stopped them at the edge.”
“Then I saw, like a little picture of peace, a group of people under some trees with their backs turned towards the gulf.” They were making daisy chains. Sometimes when a piercing shriek cut the quiet air and reached them, it disturbed them and they thought it a rather vulgar noise… if one wanted to help, the others would protest, ‘Why should you get so excited about it? You haven’t finished your daisy chains yet.’
My friend, will you make daisy chains today or will you 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.