Why Daylight Savings Time, Why?
Most people don’t like Daylight Savings Time, I will admit that as a pastor it is a little terrifying to know that if I get the time wrong I’ll miss doing my job (yipes)
However, my kids have already adjusted their systems (at least 10 days ago) do the new time. Yep, they’ve been getting up and going to bed earlier. Apparently they have great cicada rhythms. So in some ways it will be easier for me.
On the other hand, we humans love time. We calculate it, we keep it, we try to control it. Daylight Savings Time & Leap Year serve to remind me that Time is a human measure.
Consider creation, we all still don’t know what “a day” to God was, but probably God experiences time differently than us.
When I was in Seminary, a Spiritual Practice I tried to remember when I considered deep theological questions, was the fact that God is timeless….God does not need to measure things in time. Because we do, I’m sure God does take it into consideration, but the taming and capturing of moments is a human need, not one that God has…
Puts me in mind of two beautiful concepts
Wrinkle in Time/Tesseract
and Dr. Who
Go forth. Spring Forward (or fall back)
And think deep thoughts about God….Time…..and Humans relationship to God, Humans relationship to to time, and how we all fit together…..