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.” vs. 8
Like other New Testament writers Peter believed that Christ would be returning soon, and he too encourages his readers to be patient in their waiting. He tells them that time is mysterious and the Lord operates beyond its influence. It can crawl along so slowly that it seems to have come to a halt…and then it speeds up without warning, and months and even years move by in the twinkling of an eye. Children report that these weeks before Christmas are of the slow variety and their patience is frequently tested. Of course all this is a matter of perception! In reality time moves with atomic precision and there is no variation in its speed. It’s one of the constants of the universe. Peter wants us to know that it’s also a great gift and we are advised to use it wisely and carefully. As the writer of Ecclesiastes puts it, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven, a time to be born and a time to die…” Each of us has a span of hours and days to use and blessed are those who use their allotment to bring love and glorify God. For the child of God, boredom is not an option–each moment is precious and is not intended to be frittered away. Blessed are those who are ever ready to meet the Christ
Thought for the Day: What’s the best antidote for boredom?