Making Constant Adjustments

Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’
Into the future
Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’
Into the future (Steve Miller Band)

We have a cuckoo clock in the living room. Authentic German Black Forest purchased at some small town along the Danube.

Given the vagaries of temperature and humidity, it either slows or speeds. Its accuracy keeps slippin’, slippin’, slippin’.

Having vestiges of an engineering mindset, I spent months patiently trying to adjust the pendulum to just the exact spot for perfect time.

It never happened. The clock is just not designed to be a precision instrument.

Then a better solution presented itself.

Why don’t I just adjust the time occasionally when it needs it? I pull out my iPhone, check the time, adjust the hands. Duh…

I have met Christians who think they have fine-tuned their lives to the point where they are in perfect time. “I’ve accepted Jesus into my heart, and now I’m perfect…”

Only life doesn’t work that way.

Following Jesus (another whole different thing) means that periodically (daily?) I pull out a “Jesus measuring instrument” which necessitates my adjusting my life to get back into sync.

Are you in sync?

One Response to “Making Constant Adjustments”

  1. Emily Wilson Says:

    I can relate to your cuckoo clock experience totally! I laughed when I read your comment that the clock was not designed to be a precision instrument. Regarding my spirituality, I know that I am not a precision instrument either and need to adjust/adapt constantly when I am out of sync.

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