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All is Well Because Jesus Christ is Lord!

October 27, 2021

Leadership Notes

Worship last Sunday {October 24} had the mark of preparation. The people of Covenant Church came ready to worship. You were engaged. The singing was transportational…it took us to a place where all we cared about, and all we wanted to do, was praise God. Clearly, you were putting yourselves in a joyful mindset, where giving God the glory {Soli Deo Gloria} was what mattered most.

Joy fills this place. In fact, we are growing in our expression of the fruit of the Spirit {Galatians 5:22-23} which will be our focus this Sunday, October 31. There is so much love in our community of faith!

While it's not my intention to disturb this positivity flow, I feel the tug to weigh in on a potentially divisive subject. I know, I know, if you feel it could be divisive, then don't go there. But I've never been bashful about boldly going where no pastor has gone before.

Daylight Saving Time. It's stupid. We don't need to spring back or fall forward. Next weekend we engage in the semi-annual charade once more. I don't like it. Why can't we just leave time alone!

Over 200 years ago, while living in Paris, Benjamin Franklin wrote a satirical piece which might be the first example of internet trolling a few years before the invention of the internet. At the time, there was an ongoing concern over the cost and availability of candles and lamp oil, so Franklin floated the idea, tongue well planted in cheek, about fiddling with clocks in order to have more daylight. It was a clever piece.

Fast forward to the late 1800s, when a New Zealander was the first to propose daylight saving time. His idea was two hours forward and two hours back. Since that disastrous introduction, there is not a shred a evidence to support any benefit of messing with time, as God created it. Yet here we are. Next Saturday, November 6, before we go to bed, like well-conditioned autom