Don't forget the clocks go forward this Sunday!
This Sunday, in the UK at least, will only have 23 hours. To mark the start of British Summer Time, the hour between 1am and 2am on Sunday morning ceases to exist. This means 1 hour less sleep, and more importantly that you need to remember to set your watches forwards an hour to avoid turning up at the meeting an hour late!
This got me thinking. Something that has stuck me before, is that there are very few constant periods of time. Not every year has 365 days, not every day has 24 hours; the months certainly aren't constant. But one thing is always constant: there are always seven days in the week. It is something which man has never messed with, no matter how out of sinc the rest of the solar, lunar, daily times get, Sunday always follows from Saturday, week after week, month after month, year after year, century after century, millennium after millennium. It is an eternal sign. Decimalisation has never dared to change it to ten days. Even the Romans when they reinvented the calendar from the lunar system to the present system of months, didn't dare to change the seven day week.
It is an eternal sign of God's creation order.
"Therefore the people of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, observing the Sabbath throughout their generations, as a covenant forever. It is a sign forever between me and the people of Israel that in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed." (Ex 31:16-17)
Have a great weekend, and don't miss that hour's sleep too much!