Time Can Always Be Redeemed: Vance Havner


Puritan Board Doctor
"'All the days,' any day, every day, all kinds of days, His grace is sufficient. And no days prove Him more than the dull, dry, tedious days when time hangs heavy on our hands, when nothing seems to happen, when the hands of the clock seem stuck, so slowly move the hours.

"I write today in a drab small-town railroad depot, where I must wait six hours for a train. Too cold to walk outside, nothing to see, nothing to do. Nothing to do? There is always an opportunity, of some sort, to buy up in these days so evil. There is a Bible to read, a heavenly Father to whom we may pray. A good book to read - in this case, Marcus Rainsford's Our Lord Prays for His Own. An old man came in, and I had a word with him about the Lord. Now, I am writing this bit. There is time to meditate. A humdrum day may be no less a holy day and a happy day. He is with us "all the days" - including this one! And this is the day which the Lord has made.

"I am steward of my days, and it is required of a steward that he be found faithful. This is the only day of its kind. It will never come again. And, as in any other day, there are hours to prove His presence and enjoy His sufficient grace."

From: Day by Day by Vance Havner (Westwood, NJ: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1953), p. 71. Havner lived from 1901 to 1986.

This is the meditation for March 28th, based on Matthew 28.20, focusing on the phrase "I am with you always" [literally: "all the days"].