“…with the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.”
(2 Peter 3:8).
We live by the clock and the calendar. We measure our age by the years, we record our families by generations and the history and culture of our world by eras. Imagine, for a moment, a world with no measurement or records of time. There would be no dates, no times and no records of the years that have gone before and the years that are to be.
Imagine! A Place without Time; we would not know what to do without the structure of time in our world. How would we keep appointments, meet schedules and deadlines or celebrate birthdays and anniversaries if we did not know the time or the date.
It is easy to see how chaotic our world would be without the ability to measure time. Yet, how chaotic is our world because of time? We, far too often, find ourselves running in the treadmill of the day. Schedules to meet, appointments to keep, phone calls to make, households to maintain and the list goes on.
We set the schedules and appointments with our trusty day timer and then try to accomplish everything we have written down plus the entire unscheduled events that come up. Collapsing at the end of the day, we convince ourselves that we have succeeded for another day; that we have managed time. Have we or has time managed us?
Days like the above can seem like a thousand years, yet it is only a day. What is the answer? We may not always be able to escape from a busy schedule, but we can find ways to cope and put these days into perspective.
In God’s world, there is no sense of time; no need to be here or there; no calendars hanging on the walls of heaven; no “sticky note reminders” on the fridge.
There is a rest found with God, a time of quiet retreat from a busy world of time. Take some time with God today. He will bring refreshment to your mind, body and soul.
“…He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul…” (Psalm 23: 2, 3 NKJV)
Lord, help me rest with You today and teach me to “be still” in the midst of a busy world.”