December 12, the trailer says, is, ominously, The Day the Earth Stood Still. Actually, it is simply the date on which Scott Derrickson’s remake of the classic cold-war era sci fi feature will be released. I’m skeptical of remakes of classics, but Derrickson is a Christian whose The Exorcism of Emily Rose was very well done, so, I’m withholding judgment.
However, today I could use some earth standing still. I have a lot to do. My sermon needs more time to develop. I have some difficult tasks facing me this afternoon. There is just a lot on my plate.
So then, to my delight, I came into my study this morning to find that my wall clock is stopped at 12:39 AM. It has not moved since I came in. It shows that I got here VERY early, and that I’ve gotten quite a bit done since coming in and yet no time has yet elapsed.
My prayers are answered.