“…with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” – 2 Peter 3:8
Time. It’s a pretty interesting subject, don’t you think? In fact, the concept of time has long been problematical for philosophers. There is even considerable controversy among biblical scholars as to precisely how “time” is employed in the divine scheme of things.
Did you know that God doesn’t see time as you and I do? The Bible tells us that to God, one day is as 1000 years and 1000 years are as one day. He sees the past, present, and future all at once. That blows my mind. We are so finite.
We begin, we end. God always was, is, and will be. Isn’t that amazing?
When we get to heaven, there will be no clocks, no calendars – just unlimited time. The very thought unsettles me, because our lives orbit around time: minutes in an hour, and days in a week, month and year. A place with no time just boggles my mind. But we’ll never be tired, and that will be great!
Even though God is above time, at the perfect time, He became one of us – as a baby boy named Jesus. He stepped onto the pages of history right on time – BC/AD – it was the zero hour. God revealed Himself in order to save us from sin, offering us eternal life – a timeless life with Him. Isn’t that amazing? Won’t you take “time” to consider what this means for you personally?