DAY FOUR Wednesday December 4, 2019 written by Sheila Kalas
2 Peter 3:8-10
But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day. The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some think of slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish, but all to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and everything that is done on it will be disclosed.
After reading this passage, my thoughts went to the subject of time and how I am controlled by it. My life is run by time and the reality of my job is that most of my time is not my own. I spend far too much of my life worrying about time; time to be somewhere; time to get something done; time left on this earth. Worrying so much about time also leads me to often be impatient when things do not happen on my timetable. Time has no meaning to God because his is limitless. What a freedom that must be.
I think about some of my own questions and doubts about God. I look at all the injustice in the world today and wonder, “Where is he?” But those questions and doubts are because I wrongfully put God’s actions on a human timetable. I need to relax. I need to have faith. I need to strive to have the patience with the life that God has given me.