Daylight Savings Time – It really saves

You may have heard some of these, but here’s a couple

“Only the government would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket, sew it to the bottom, and have a longer blanket.”

or my favorite:

“Daylight saving time occurs because Chuck Norris hits snooze on his alarm clock.”

There are those who think daylight savings time is just a trick and we’re the victims.  Well, they’re only partially correct. The truth is, DST is there to correct the trick.  What is the trick that it corrects?  The clock.  Let me explain….

Before clocks became available to the average man, people kept time by the sun.  The day started when the sun came up, and ended when the sun went down.  Indeed, those of us familiar with the Bible read how the Hebrews reckoned time by the number of hours since sunrise.  The 9th hour, for instance, was sometime around 3:00 p.m. – or 9 hours after sunrise.  So, the workday began, depending on your particular activity, when the sun came up, and by the time the sun went down you were through with your daily work and it was time to get ready for bed.

Then came clocks.  Now we have a mechanical means of keeping up with time.  That was the first major change, and things would never be the same.

Benevolent Government?

Governments do one thing and one thing only – wield power. There is no such thing as a benevolent government. Governments only appear somewhat benevolent because they haven’t yet completed their journey to tyranny, but they are all headed in that direction! So, be very afraid of any power you grant to anyone, and even more afraid of power given to a group of people.

What brought on this mini dose of absolute reality? The story of little Charlie Gard, a British infant the British government wants to kill. Despite the offer of a U.S. doctor to use a new experimental procedure that has some possibility; despite the raising of private funds to pay for it; despite the offer of Congress to grant citizenship to little Charlie to expedite his trip here; and despite some physical evidence to suggest there’s still “something there” inside little Charlie’s head, the British government wants to kill him.

Why? Two reasons: Them’s the rules, and because they can.

Still want the government to have a role in health care? Well, pardon me, but you’re an idiot.

Davey Crockett On Liberalism

Stephen Moore: “One of my favorite stories of American history dates back to the 19th century when Col. Davy Crockett, who fought at the Alamo, served in Congress. In a famous incident, Congress wanted to appropriate $100,000 to the widow of a distinguished navel officer. Crockett took to the House floor and delivered his famous speech, relevant as ever: ‘We have the right, as individuals, to give away as much of our own money as we please in charity; but as members of Congress we have no right to so appropriate a dollar of the public money. … I am the poorest man on this floor. I cannot vote for this bill, but I will give one week’s pay to the object, and if every member of Congress will do the same, it will amount to more than the bill asks.’ Crockett was the only member of Congress who donated personally to the widow, while the members of Congress who pretended to be so caring and compassionate closed their wallets. It all goes to show that liberal do-gooders were as hypocritical then as they are today.”

And THIS, ladies and gentlemen, is how liberalism works. It is IMMORAL to hold a gun to someone’s head and force them to finance something you feel is important.

How do we know He is risen?

How do we know Jesus was risen on that Sunday morning? There are obviously several reasons, but let me pose one you don’t often hear….

First century Jewish society was very mysonigistic in that women were not even trusted as witnesses of a crime. They were considered completely unreliable. If the only witnesses you had were women, you were not guilty, yet the Apostles, to a man, gave credit to the Marys who first arrived at the tomb and who told them Christ had risen. The only possible reason for them to do that was because it was true!! If this had been a hoax, female eyewitnesses would have been the last thing they would have used. Even in death, Christ elevated those who were the least in society, and as a result, gave us yet another tangible proof that He is risen!!

And you thought it was about a red suit

The government is out of control. Individual freedoms no longer exist like they used to and it seems like things are getting worse. The religious institutions are self promoting to the point they no longer know what their original purpose was, and we’ve seemingly been forgotten by God himself. Something MUST be done. At least one group is looking to overthrow the government by force, if necessary. It is time for action; a plan – a rescue! So, action is taken. Is it a new strong man? A military general? A great political leader? No – it’s a baby. A baby? We are to be rescued by a baby? Are you serious?

I would have done things differently.

God came down from heaven Himself! He didn’t come riding a war horse & he didn’t come with a conquering army. He chose to come in the most vulnerable fashion imaginable – a human baby – AND He chose to place Himself under the authority of His own creation. Why did He do this?

Since He had created us, He knew what it took to relate to us in the best possible way. So, He spent 30 years growing up just like we do, with all the aches, pains, and disappointments we grow up with. Then, He showed us a new radical way to look at things; a new way to live; and then He did something really game-changing: He took away our punishment by paying for our sins Himself! Then, incredibly, He let us finish the humiliation by dying one of the most terrible deaths imaginable. But, the story doesn’t end there. He defeated death, rose from the grave, and now directs our protection every day with the promise that, when the struggle is over, we can become His adopted sons and daughters and live in splendor with Him.

But it all began a little over 2000 years ago in a small village named Bethlehem, where a baby was born, grew up, lived, and died in such a way that we can, tonight, celebrate this unimaginable gift by giving to those we love. In reality it was He, the One we call Jesus the Christ, that gives us the ability each time this year to celebrate Him, and say “Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night”!!

…and you thought it was some guy in a red suit…