Robert Griffith | 29 February 2024
Robert Griffith
29 February 2024


Psalm 118:24  “This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”

Just suppose an eccentric but benevolent millionaire told you that on the stroke of midnight he was going to deposit in your bank account a gift of eighty-six thousand four hundred dollars. What would you say?

You’d probably say, “What’s the catch?”

And he would say, “The catch is that in the following twenty-four hours, you will have to spend it all. If you don’t, it will vanish.”

Eighty-six thousand four hundred dollars? Not very likely.

Well … how about eighty-six thousand four hundred seconds? That’s the number of extra time-units that this Leap Year Day brings to all of us. And when the hands of the clock close on midnight tonight, all of them will be gone!

What should one do with all these bonus seconds? Not an easy question, is it? Well, let’s play a little Leap Year game, shall we?  It is called ‘Just Suppose.’

Just suppose all the little pleasures and satisfactions we take for granted happened to us only once every four years? Little things like the smell of bacon frying, or the song of a bird, or the laughter of children playing in the yard. If such things happened only on February 29th, how precious and marvellous they would seem then?

If you play this little game, even half seriously, it will intensify your awareness and your appreciation for all the days that the Lord has given us. Use this extra day to remind you how wonderful life really is on all the other days. It may sound a bit foolish, but you might be surprised what God does in you through this little game.

“This is the BONUS day, the Lord has made. Let us be EXTRA glad and rejoice in it.”

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