If anyone else here shares my sentiments, this is your least favorite weekend of the year – the weekend we lose an hour of sleep. I love the time change that takes place in November because I gain an hour of sleep, but human nature despises losing. We want to gain.
Despite the loss of an hour of sleep this weekend, we will gain something – an extra hour of daylight. Notice the principle here: in order to gain, we must lose something. The opposite also applies. When I lost weight, I gained in areas of my physical health. When I gained weight, I lost the ability to climb up hills without extra exertion, etc. Any gain takes sacrifice or a loss.
Christ suffered loss so that we would gain. He paid a tremendous price to pay for our salvation. So as we grunt about this weekend, may we focus more on the gains than the losses. You might be surprised how your whole perspective will change.
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