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Changing to daylight savings time

March 8, 2010

by Pam Fiecke

It’s hard to believe that we’re back to changing the hands on the clock. Sunday, March 14 will be Daylight Savings Time once again.

This is a time for each of us to turn our clocks ahead and focus on the light and darkness in a different manner. Then, Nov. 7, we’ll pick up our clocks and we’ll turn them back again. We then adjust ourselves to the different amounts of light and darkness again.

Technically, anywhere in the world you will always find sunshine, as you will always find darkness. That one hour does make a difference, no matter which way you turn the hands on the clock.

Years ago people focused their getting up by the sun and their going to bed by the moon or darkness of the night.

The hands on the clock only represent a time of gathering, meeting, or being at a certain destination for a particular reason.

The hands on the clock provide us with a time we are most often accountable for being somewhere or doing something with somebody.

It’s amazing how time flies when we’re doing something we enjoy doing. Then, the drudgery of watching the hands on the clock when we’re in distress or doing something we do not enjoy doing. It’s one click after another, in slow motion. Life is full of the mundane and day-to-day trivia.

Nevertheless, all of the time given to us belongs to God. Second by second, minute by minute, hour by hour, year by year. We all have the same amount of time, it’s how we choose to use our time - whether it be daytime or night time. We’re all encouraged to use our time wisely.