In the early 70’s Jim Croce wrote a song that said, “If I could save time in a bottle, the first thing that I’d like to do, is to save every day “till eternity passes away-just to spend them with you.” Those are interesting lyrics, and it may be nice if we could save time, but unfortunately, we can’t. In fact, a few months after he wrote that song, Jim Croce was tragically killed in a plane crash in Natchitoches, Louisiana at the age of 30. Where we invest our time reveals what is most important to us. Let me ask you a question, “How much of your discretionary time is devoted to the Lord?” We often talk about “quality time” but the reality is that all time has the same quality. Every moment is a gift from God that must be managed wisely. Paul speaks of “redeeming” the time in Ephesians 5:14-15. This means that we should be constantly looking around to make the most of every opportunity. Remember once opportunity passes, it cannot be reclaimed. Make time today for the things that are truly important. The way to do this is to create margin in your life. When you are in a hurry, and worrying all the tie, you have no time to think, relax and enjoy life. Unrelenting stress harms our bodies, The truth is that our body needs downtime in order to heal. The truth is that any relationship takes time, and margin provides the time to sit and talk, to listen and enjoy one another, and to provide the comfort we each need. Begin today to build a buffer around your schedule. Then enjoy the benefits of margin – and see what God does next!