|Ephesians 5:15 – “Be very careful, then, how you live–not as unwise but as wise..”|
This story begins two days ago. A friend I do business with was having a holiday open house for his clients. I went Friday on my lunch hour to visit with him. I grabbed a couple of mini sandwiches and sat down to eat them right next to his brother. I go to church with them both. We talked about how easy it is to waste time. I can spend an hour watching silly videos on my phone. I decided I want to do better and be more intentional with my time. Last night, all our family was together for dinner. My wife fixed taco salad and bought tamales. Our grandson opened his stocking. It included a harmonica. I got mine out and enticed him to play it with me. We have a neighbor two doors down that is a fellow harmonica player. We walked down to her house. My wife and I, Grant, April, Milo, Benjamin and Jackson. Milo played his harp all the way there, but then got shy on arrival. Sandy got hers and joined me in “Little Drummer Boy.” She got us all chairs and we sat and talked in their living room. We hugged and just soaked it all in. She asked if we would all hang an ornament on the tree. Milo got into that and he and Grant got the tree decked out quickly. Grant suggested we pray for good health for one of our number, which we did. We walked home and Milo performed all the way. Who knew an inexpensive gift could be so well received! Paul talked about being poured out as a drink offering. When life is over, we will have been poured out or tossed out. So much better to be used up than to be wasted. Father in heaven, help me to redeem my time wisely, in Jesus’ name, Amen!
– Jeff Beall