001 New Years meassage
001 New Years Message
Divisions of time in our lives have thus been sketched by Dr. C. C. Albertson:
“It might be wise for us to take a little inventory of our resources as to time and review our habits of using it. There are 168 hours in each week. Fifty-six of these we spend in sleep. Of the remaining 112 hours, we devote 48 to labor. This leaves sixty-four hours, of which let us assign twelve hours for our daily meals. (This allows thirty minutes for each meal, and one-and-one-half hours extra to promote good digestion.) We have left fifty-two hours, net, of conscious active life to devote to any purpose to which we are inclined.
Is it too much to say that God requires a tithe of this free time? One tenth of fifty-two hours is 5.2 hours. How much of this tithe of time do we devote to strictly religious uses? If we attend church twice on Sunday, that will take an hour. If we attend prayer meeting, another hour. We have two-tenths of an hour left, our little margin—shall we not stay for the Morning Watch? But when we review our lives, how few of us attend religious worship thus regularly!”