bits from bob....
Enough already! Every church bulletin I get this time of year is filled with poetry and philosophy about the New Year. Preacher's articles splash eloquent reminders about using time wisely, starting over, doing better, or the brevity of life.
May I write instead about the Guinness Book of Records? It is an interesting book. Amazing, and weird. The fastest mile, the longest fingernails, the biggest ship. The record for hair-splitting (suppose it was an ancestor of one of our brethren?) is 16 strands. The record for non-stop talking is 150 hours (wouldn't touch that one!). The record for riding a ferris wheel is 37 days. Longest game of tiddly winks is 240 hours.
Consider some worthwhile records toward which you and I could strive in the coming year, records that would never make it into the Guinness Book of Records. Don't you agree that these would be quite meaningful records? What would happen if we set the following records?
If you put your mind to it, you can undoubtedly think of many other things in which it would be a blessing to set some kind of record--records of Christlikeness, gratitude, care, concern, and sharing. Let's set some records! Mr. Guinness will never know or care, but God will!
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