The youngest of our 11 children is little Jubilee. She is a one year old who loves it when I blow bubbles for her. In fact, she can get pretty upset if her 3 year old brother pops one which I blew especially for her.
I’m 51 years old. And I really don’t care too much about bubbles. In fact, it’s been quite a few years since I blew bubbles simply for my own enjoyment. The difference in our level of fascination with bubbles is that I’ve had 50 more years than her to establish my criteria for what things matter most. I’ve determined that bubbles are just too temporary to get very concerned with. I’ve simply matured beyond the stage of being captivated by them.
The Bible says our time in this life is like a vapor that appears for a moment, then vanishes away. That’s why those who spend all their time collecting treasure in this life are not thinking maturely. Like babies, they’re chasing bubbles instead of 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.