POKING A BIT OF FUN at God’s most brilliant masterpiece – (drumroll, please) – MANKIND!
With the labor and cooperation of about two million men and women which includes several hundred/thousand computer giants, perhaps five million clocks* are set back and man has demonstrated again his vast ability to control his circumstances – even to control time! Did we set back the sun or did we set forward the sun? Or perhaps neither!
Whichever way we went we bought an hour (if we die in the next five months or so) or we borrowed an hour (if we live six-eight months or so). I’ve just reread Isaiah 38:8 ST/DST (standard time/daylight savings time) translation which says, “So God sent for the sundial makers who shortened the sundials to show the sun set back the ten steps it had gone down.” Oh, your copy doesn’t say that? Do you hear God’s HaHa? It’s a nice time for him to have a laugh!
Now on a serious note, I again give thanks to God for my “extended time” here in the land of the living. I’m thankful to be here. Realizing I faced death so closely makes me more conscious of the way I am spending TIME, the currency recognized in heaven.
By the way, John Newton had a new slant on “the land of the living.” Reportedly his last words were: “I am still in the land of the dying, I shall be in the land of the living soon.” Ruminate on that! If you don’t feel like ruminating today, just think about it. For those of you who made it this far with me today, thanks.
*No research on these statistics – they are purely numbers Oneta pulled out of the hat. But it is true that a lot of “mankind” was involved in this time set!