It being the first weekend in November, it is the PERFECT time for a friendly reminder.
That reminder has to do with the ENDING of Daylight Saving Time and the switch to STANDARD TIME in the USA. This means that the time is now an ‘hour later’ than it was earlier in the day on Saturday. (The switch takes place at 2 a.m. on the morning of the first Sunday in November.)
IF the reader forgot to change his clocks on Saturday night/Sunday morning, then he will, no doubt, be reminded of the change when the rest of the world ‘falls back.’
OF COURSE, perhaps the reader is a HERMIT and does not come into contact with the outside world very often. THEN, this reminder may prove helpful.
IF memory serves, such reminders would appear MOSTLY unnecessary. This writer NEVER forgot to set his clocks back for 30 or so years. THEN, one day, he FORGOT and had to be reminded.
SO, perhaps this reminder will serve to jog the errant memory of a reader?
The time change means that darkness will come earlier (by an hour) each evening. It also means that daylight will come an hour earlier during the morning hours.
Depending on where the reader makes his home in the USA (There are other countries which observe some kind of Daylight Saving Time.), he may notice it getting dark and the sun setting at about a quarter after 5 in the evening.
This lessened amount of evening light will continue until December 21, when the days then begin to grow longer. Daylight Saving Time returns on the second Sunday in March (March 12, 2023) when readers will ‘spring forward’ by setting their clocks AHEAD one hour.
And while the BIGGEST change will be the earlier onset of darkness each evening, there are a few creature comforts usually associated with the winter time change.
Around these parts, the earlier darkness was usually associated with the smell of homemade baked goods, which (for some reason) seemed to happen MORE during the ‘holiday season.’
Also, while the holiday of THANKSGIVING was always loudly celebrated as a time for giving thanks for one’s material advantages DURING THAT TIME OF WINTER DARKNESS, the appearance of BLACK FRIDAY (with it’s emphasis on buying and acquiring goods FOR WHATEVER REASONS) did little to shift the focus of that holiday season for those who celebrated Thanksgiving for the right reasons.
At any rate, let this piece serve as a gentle reminder to the reader:
Did the reader remember to re-set his clocks on Saturday night/Sunday?
MORE: Clocks Reset: Fall Back to Standard Time (2021)
It would seem that a reminder almost a week AFTER the time changed would be MOSTLY unnecessary.
BUT THEN, the reminders being mostly unnecessary would be true at most other times as well.
It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
—1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: November 7, 2022.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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