Isaiah 38:8 – “I will make the shadow cast by the sun go back the ten steps it has gone down on the stairway of Ahaz.” So the sunlight went back the ten steps it had gone down.
Here we are again. It’s that time of the year when the fall season brings with it a time change. We fall back in autumn one hour each day; and our bodies, at least for a while, go through some changes.
So we do we change the clocks each year? Originally it was meant to provide more hours of daylight to work longer days. However, not everyone was happy about the change and many countries and even individual states in the U.S. who still have not chosen to take part in Daylight Savings Time.
Some of the reasons also were because of traveling from areas under Daylight Savings and to those not observing it. It also affects people who have to clock in and out at work because of the change affects the hours.
In addition, there are ways that our bodies are affected, such as sleep patterns disrupted. Learn more about the affects in the article, “Your Health and Daylight Saving Time,” on timeanddate.com.
Take a look at the Bible verse above. Even God moved time back by ten steps (hours), on one day, so there was more time for Joshua and the Israelites to fight a battle with their enemies. God knows how our bodies work and is able to help us adjust with each change of time, whether it was to fight this battle, or for us in the spring and fall.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.