God is in No Hurry
edited: Monday, November 20, 2006
By Lew Duffey
Rated "G" by the Author.
Posted: Monday, November 20, 2006
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Mind you, I am not trying to start a new church or belief here. I simply have been dwelling on time. It seems we do not see it in the same way God does.
God is in No Hurry!
If you read the Bible, you have probably read where Jesus told his disciples, “A day is as a thousand years unto the Lord.” If you do a little math this means that one of God’s years equals 365,000 our years. It breaks down to 52,000 weeks or if I should live to be 70, it means that my life will last only seconds in his eyes.
Life comes at you quick. It can also end quickly. This is why we always seem to be in a hurry but God is and was and always will be.
Let’s apply this to the creation story. If a day is a thousand years to God then the six days he worked on creating all that was did not happen in six of our days. It happened in six-thousand of our years. In all likelihood Jesus was talking in general. Maybe a thousand was simply a word he used to impress upon his followers that God’s time-line was a much longer one than ours. This, we don’t know for sure. The one thing we can count on is the fact that God is slow and meticulous in all that he does. After all, he has plenty of time. Maybe that is why he took the seventh day off. A thousand year vacation.
The only point I wish to make here is this. We cannot fully understand our creator because our short time on Earth only allows for a small amount of learning on our part. He has always been.
This is something each of us should think about when we are tempted to hurry God. When he says I’ll be just a few seconds that is a few of his seconds.
“Lord,” I may cry out. “I am only going to be here for a few of your seconds.” I believe I know what his answer will be.
“Be patient, then. In a few seconds you will be with me in paradise and you will wonder why you thought I ever left your side even for a few minutes. You will not care about seconds or minutes, hours, days, months or years. Time will have no affect on you because you will be here for eternity. Those seconds on Earth were simply to prepare you for My Kingdom, a place that does not know the meaning of time. Only peace, joy and happiness.”
I don’t know about you, brothers and sisters, but I can wait a few seconds for the prize is worth much more than I could ever hope deserve. I simply do not want to walk away because he didn’t seem to be there or at least was quiet enough that I did not know.
My eternity spent in paradise sounds a lot better than to be lost for the same amount of time.
Praise God and Jesus Christ loudly for the few seconds of life that we have for his love will last for eternity.