I threw out my 2010 calendar today. It was a nice calendar, given as a gift last year. As I threw it into the trash can, I wondered whether I had done the same thing with the time given to me during the year. This year contained 31,556,926 seconds, 525,948 minutes, 8,765 hours, 365 days, 52 weeks, 12 months. However you decide to count it, it’s gone and it is a year of time that can never be regained, recaptured, restored or re-lived. Have I spent it well? What have I accomplished? Am I closer to God and living in greater obedience that I did at the start of the year? Have I loved people around me with the love of Jesus? Have I shared my faith and seen somebody come to Christ?
As we enter into 2011, these questions are still important to ask for the following year as well. Every day is a day we can not reclaim, and we need to live it in obedience, grace, faith, love and joy. If we do this, we will indeed have a Happy New Year!