But we will bless the LORD from this time on and forevermore. Praise the LORD! (Psalm 115:18 NRSV)
I read something interesting about the ancient Romans. The Romans were known for many great achievements, like their architecture and their system of aqueducts. But they weren't so swift when it came to marking the passage of time. They invented the Julian calendar which was advanced for its time, but it didn't take into account the exact length of a year. After a few years, it became obvious that the calendar was not keeping pace with the actual changing of the seasons.

It wasn't until 1582, nearly 800 years after the establishment of the Julian calendar, that Pope Gregory the 13th designed a new calendar that better matched the true length of a year. The only problem with using the new Gregorian calendar was that it dropped ten days off the Julian calendar. For this reason, many countries refused to follow it, even though it was more accurate. England and her colonies didn't agree to use the new calendar until 1752, and even then many people protested the loss of time. Their cry of opposition was, "Give us back our days!"

Remember when we are in God's kingdom there is no time. There is not schedule to keep!


Dear Jesus, thank you for the moments of peace you give me with my busy earthly schedule. In Jesus name, Amen.

Ron Newhouse

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