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Thursday, July 27, 2023

The Thousand Year Day

2 Peter 3: 8-9

“But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. 9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”


God’s time is not like our time.  In fact, God is not bound by time.  God exists outside of time.  This means that God can see our past, present, and future all at once.  In God’s eyes, we are being born, we are living our lives, and we have already died, all at once.  


God can interject himself at any point into our timeline.  He can go backward in our time and forward in our time at will.  Because of this, God knows all of our choices and our decisions.  God does not have to wait for the future to unfold.  So, it would seem that a thousand years of our time is just a day to God. 


When we get impatient or worried, we need to remember that whatever we are impatient or worried  about, God answered our prayer before we prayed it, as we prayed it, and after we prayed it all at once,... in His time. 


We just need faith to trust and the patience to wait for the answer... and the grace to accept His wisdom.


May the love of Christ be with you

Rev. Eric Lanier (Retired)

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