We lost an hour on Saturday night. It’s the price we pay for getting extra daylight in the evening all summer. I think it’s a pretty good trade. We lose one hour of sleep to gain many hours of extra daylight. We come to church a little bleary-eyed once a year in March. (To make it easier, you didn’t even have to listen to a sermon yesterday!) Then all summer long it’s an extra hour on the boat. An extra hour at the beach. An extra hour before the streetlights come on. All this for just one shorter night of sleep.
There’s a spiritual principle like this too. When we give up a little, God give us much in return. We give up an hour a week to spend with a a student through our Kids Hope program. In return we get to see a child grow because someone cared. We give up an hour each week to worship with our church family. God gives us encouragement and strength that carries us through many hours of the week. We give God a few minutes each morning and he fills that day with his presence and provision. We give up a little. God gives us a lot.