“Time to Reset”
Oct. 29, 2014
It will happen again this coming Saturday night. It will be time to reset timepieces back one hour. It is Fall, so we must “fall back.” I know that once again I will be fumbling with my digital watch that is never easy to reset. All of this makes me think of my childhood days when I used to travel back in an imaginary time machine. In spite of my challenges when it comes to computers, I’ve learned to fix problems by doing a system restore which takes the computer to a previous date when all was well. What a great idea! If people could go back to a time when all was well or at least better in their personal, family and work lives people would be a lot happier. As I write this I wonder how many of us could use a “life restore” if it were possible. The Hebrew and Christian scriptures contain a concept that conveys the same idea but goes much deeper. The Bible is all about life restoration. There we find the term “salvation” and it is all about being restored to God’s intended harmonious relationship of humans with others, with the Creator and even with the rest of creation. Just like you want your clocks to be synchronized properly, we must do a reset to live in harmony with God and others. The synchronizing of our lives is really of a spiritual nature and it is essential if we are to live abundantly with love, joy and peace. Time to reset!