The beginning of September marks an anniversary of sorts. September 2, 1752 (260 years ago) was the last day that England and the American colonies followed the Julian calendar. The rest of Europe had switched to the Gregorian calendar, and to standardize dates, England agreed to switch. So the day after September 2, 1752 was September 14. People were confused with what had happened, and riots occurred because people thought that the government had stolen time from them or stolen days that they couldn’t get back.
Time indeed sometimes seems to pass by so quickly that it feels like someone stole it away. How could we already be in September? How can it already be 2012? Yet time was created by God and is a gift of God intended for our salvation:
“But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”
(2 Peter 3:8-9)
Today is a gift from God and God wants you to live today in a living relationship with Him. No one can take today away from you. How will you live today for Christ?
~ In Him,