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"Do over"

CCC Oak Ridge

Hey, everyone!

Hope y’all’re pumped and ready for this amazing and important Sunday coming up! Not only is this the second Sunday of the month when we all bring delicious stuff from home and eat together after church (if I was in the “Sound of Music”, C3 fellowship meal would be one of my favorite things! Whiskers on kittens don't really do anything for me, personally…) but also this Sunday is... 

“Change-Your-Clock-And-Spring-Forward! Sunday”! 

That’s right! 

This Sunday at precisely 2:00 am, we jump ahead into the future by one hour! 

Many people just set the clock ahead before going to bed on Saturday night.  You already lose an hour of sleep, so it would make it worse to have to wake up and do it at the exact time of the change-over.  But wouldn’t it be cool just once in your life to have the full experience and wake up at five minutes to two, get up, do a count-down together, and turn your clocks  forward at precisely 2:00 am on the minute!, and then go back to bed! 

Just once! 

It's like the only chance we have to time-travel and we all just sleep thru it!

There must be a very important reason for changing the clocks, even though in Algeria, Singapore, South Korea, Swaziland, Venezuela, Burundi, the states of Arizona (except for residents of the Navajo Nation) and Hawaii, along with Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Marianas Islands, and loads of other places, they just leave the clocks alone all year and snooze on. (Did you know China has only one time zone?) 

I know springing forward and falling back time-wise, must be important...but I’m not really sure why. I've always heard farmers like it, but they are the ones who have always grumped the most about it. They are the only ones in history to have lobbied against it in Congress. They say it messes up the cows' milk…Sends ol' Bessie into utter confusion!

Y know, it isn’t really called “daylight savings time”.  It’s “daylight saving time”. And it doesn’t really save any daylight. You get the same amount. 

It's really all about what you do with the hours of daylight and dark that you get.

Remember what Gandalf said to Frodo, when he complained about having to deal with the ring thing?

Frodo-"I wish the ring had never come to me. It wish all this had never happened…"

Gandalf-"That is not for us to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.

Sometimes, I bet almost all of us wish we really could "fall back" in time and live a moment again…You know, have a "do-over". A word I could say or not say…A choice I would unchoose, if I could…

Others might rather "spring forward"…

If I could jump into the future, nestle down into a seat and watch from there the things that happened and know the reasons…and see why it had to be…and all God has done for good in the moments that were so painful. There are plenty of broken hearts today that long to know why and what good will come from the painful present. ..

But no matter how much we turn our clocks and watches, we don't-and can't- "fall-back" or ""spring forward" in time. All we can do…and the best we can do…is to trust and love and worship Him Who knows what He is doing, why He is doing it, and what good will come from all that makes up this day, both pleasant and painful. 

That's why we remind you to set your clocks ahead Saturday night. Otherwise, you might miss the only thing that makes any sense. 

Praise and worship this Sunday at 10:45 am.

Same time as every week. 

Only an hour earlier.