The momentous minute
Someone once said that the most time wasted was not in hours but in minutes. A bucket with a small hole in it gets just as empty as a bucket that is deliberately kicked over. In 1939, Ruth Carruth wrote a song that is titled, “Into Our Hands.”
It challenges people to consider how momentous the minutes of our lives really are.
The song says, “Swiftly we’re turning life’s daily pages, swiftly the hours are changing to years; How are we using God’s golden moments. Shall we reap glory or shall we reap tears?”
The Apostle Paul tells us in Ephesians 5:16, to “make the most of our time.”
We may fool ourselves into thinking that little things don’t really matter, but the truth is, they are the only things that do. A minute may seem so little, but let’s look at some things that we can do in a minute.
We can say “thank you” several times in sixty seconds. You can say several kind words to a discouraged person in a minute. You can look across the table and thank someone for preparing such a good meal.
You can read ten verses in the Bible and you can make a phone call to check on someone that has been sick in a minute.
The use of a minute makes or mars our days, and when it is all over it takes but just a minute to stop breathing.
Julia Carney wrote, “Little drops of water, little grains of sand, make the mighty oceans and the pleasant land. So the little minutes, humble though they be, make the mighty ages of eternity.”
As we start the New Year, 2022, it will be filled with 525,600 little momentous minutes. Each of them taking us closer to the mighty ages of eternity. Now, in this New Year, how are you going to use the minutes that God will give you?