Daylight Savings Time: The Things We Do for an Hour of Sleep
This Sunday at 2 a.m. local time, most residents of the U.S. will turn back their clocks an hour marking the conclusion of daylight saving time. What started us on this ritual in the first place?
While the Fall temporal transition is often a welcome one -- given that one glorious hour of extra sleep -- the hassle of resetting our clocks often leaves people wondering why we practice the seemingly meaningless ritual in the first place.
Some of the reasons are obvious: extra daylight for retailers, for example, and sporting events that benefit from taking place during those precious daylight days. Others are more obscure, and even the argument that it saves energy has recently been called into question....
Daniel 7:25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.