Bob was a quiet, hard-working employee who hoped his dedication would result in a raise, but, after years with no pay increase, his loving wife gently convinced him to ask his boss. The next day, with fear and trembling, Bob requested and was given a nice pay increase.
He returned home to discover his wife had prepared a festive celebration meal with candles and all the trimmings. Bob told her the good news before going to change. Upon returning to the table, he found a note, “Congratulations Dear, I knew you would get the raise! This dinner is to show how much I love you!” Bob didn’t ask, but wondered how she could have been so confident.
After supper, he noticed a similar, but crumpled, paper in the trash. It read, “Don’t worry about not getting the raise. This dinner is to show how much I love you anyway!”
Scripture says to weep with them that weep and rejoice with them that rejoice. Both are great ways to 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.