Is it worth your while to be
redeeming the time you have?
What does redeeming the time you have left even mean? After all, time isn’t like stamps. Or coupons. You can’t just make more time like you can those things. Or can you?
I remember, when I was a young boy, my mom would save S&H Green Stamps. They were stamps a shopper would get at stores, gas stations, or just about anywhere housewives shopped. Yes, I know the term “housewives” might be politically incorrect…but it wasn’t back then. Ah…the good ol’ days.
Anyway…when a woman saved enough Green Stamps, she could redeem them for all sorts of household items she found in the S&H catalog. It was like free money. I remember my mom talking with her friends and family about some clock radio or dish set she just got with her stamps. It made for fun, and sometimes lively, conversation. And they’d share the news of when double stamps were being offered at the local grocery store. Then, bam! Next thing you know there would be a grocery store trip planned.
Redeeming the time is sort of like redeeming stamps.
You might not think you could redeem time and get something “for free”. But you can. Know what you get? More time. Yeah, I don’t mean you can turn 24 hour days into 30 hour days. But you can buy more time by making good use of the time you have here on planet Earth. In fact, you can buy time that never runs out. How cool is that?!
But you gotta do something more than just sitting around biding or saving your time. You’ve got to redeem it. How do you do that? If you’re a Christian, you gotta “Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.” That’s becoming increasingly difficult to do because more and more the world doesn’t wanna hear the name Jesus brought up under any circumstances. So, it’s important to emphasize the “grace” and “salt” part.
I’m trying to do that here on my blog. I’m redeeming the time I have left by sharing God’s enduring message of eternal life with anyone who cares to listen and/or read. I’ll be sharing a song about that in an upcoming episode of the Rhyme and Reason Podcast. So watch and listen for that. In the meanTime…are you paying attention to the clock?
“All I need is some time to hold in my hands.
All I want is some time to hold in my arms.” ~Tony Funderburk
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