Mar 8, 2013

“Daylight Savings Time—2013”

On this Sunday 10 March 2013 we will celebrate—actually many will mourn—a rite of passage in our culture that comes twice a year: Spring and Fall. By now, we all know that soon enough it will be daylight savings time. Some like it; others do not, but whatever our taste or preference we have it.

I like what a 4th grade teacher did with his class when he collected well-known proverbs. He gave each child in the class the first half of the proverb, and asked them to come up with the rest. Here is what one came up with respect to daylight savings time:

“It’s always darkest . . . before daylight savings time!”

And not to be outdone, humorist Dave Barry chimes in by writing about daylight savings time in his list of 19 THINGS THAT IT TOOK ME 50 YEARS TO LEARN. Barry writes: “You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe daylight savings time.” Perhaps there are many items like this on your list.

My request is for all of you reading this to please come to worship this Sunday. As you know it is daylight savings time. But it is also the beginning of spring break for many, many schools. I do not want to worship alone this Sabbath, so please come and let us make a joyful noise together to the Lord—despite it being daylight savings time!

Come—Worship

Stay—Learn

Go—Serve

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