One Giant Leap

Isaiah 35:5-6-When He comes, He will open the eyes of the blind and unstop the ears of the deaf. The lame man will leap up like a deer, and those who could not speak will shout and sing. (LB)

I flipped the calendar today, looking for it. Leap Year. No such luck in 2011. When it shows up every four years, I am always excited by the idea of one whole complete extra day, unstructured, unexpected and totally available.

When I am pressed for time, I crave that little break. “Some peace and quiet, a day all to myself,” I mutter. You know the kind of day I mean. A day without time clocks, obligations and schedules would be a real treat. I bet you would like one too.

Well, February 29 is not on the calendar this year but we can still plan what we will do with the next 24 extra hours. Will we fill it with more of the same old stuff? Will we try to cram in more shopping, cleaning, or working?  Or will we offer it up to God as a day of remembrance of His return?

Perhaps we could fast from the regular business that drives us away from Him and spend a few minutes more in His presence. God deserves special attention every day.

Prayer: Father, we thank You for the gift of time.  Help us to use this day wisely, always remembering You with our words and deeds. We love you, Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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