Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Pool Time

In the early years of my marriage one of my favorite summer pasttimes was parking myself poolside and working on my tan. Now twenty some odd years later, I have greater goals for my girls than piling up endless hours of pool time. There are other problems with the pool besides the pilfering of precious time, but if we are in a war (and we are are) with a cunning adversary (which he is), our time may be the most important loss in pool play. The Bible bids me to be busy doing good works. Jesus gave Himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession who are zealous for good works. (Titus 2:14) Lord, help us to sense the urgency of the Gospel and to believe that the real joy lies in living it.

2 comments:

servehim said...

Jamie,
One of the lessons from John 9 is to redeem the time. A valuable lesson and reminder for certain, but I don't think it's the most important lesson there. This post and your last both point to the same thing, the eternal over the temporal. Don't get so caught up in 'good works' that you lose sight of the time you may spend in relationship. Vanesa's recent post also speaks to this.
Your friend,
Mike

Jamie said...

Oh, but within the good works are found the best relationships of them all!