This next Sunday, November 3rd, at 2:00 a.m., most of the U.S. will be prompted to turn their clocks back one hour. It is called “Fall Back”, to reverse the hour we lost in the spring when we went adjusted our clocks forward one hour for Daylight Savings Time.
Many, like me, crumble about this whole concept originally joked about by Benjamin Franklin 200 years ago and conceptualized by George V. Hudson in 1895. We not only relish that precious one hour of sleep, we applaud that we are finally getting back to “God’s time”. Good riddance it’s about time! (Pun intended.)
But, we don’t have to wait until Congress deems it is time to go back to God’s time. His mercies are new every morning. (Lamentations 2:3) Each day, we can choose to fall back into His ways and not rely upon our man-made choices. Each moment, we can choose to follow His timing instead of trying to manipulate things to march to our own schedule.
Scripture tells us He is working His purpose out, (Romans 8:28, Philippians 2:13) and that His ways are not our ways. But our limited view often blocks us from realizing this. We want it all to happen now – our way, please.
We only have this present second — God has all of eternity. We can only make our decisions based on the now, and our skewed version of the past as seen through our eyes and experiences. God sees all, knows all.
Who will you fall back on today?