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. 82 Peter 3:8-10
Climate change has been accelerating in recent years and there is continuing debate around the world about what needs to be done. Some say that the survival of humanity is at stake, and that unless drastic steps are taken to eliminate the use of fossil fuels there will be a global catastrophe. Many are wondering how much time we have to make the necessary changes. That’s a big question. How much time do we have? In the early years of Christianity leaders were projecting that the day of the Lord was imminent, and people wondered how long it would be before Jesus returned. Peter couldn’t tell them, but he did know that the Lord had a different calendar. It could happen very soon, but then again, maybe it wouldn’t. That’s still the way it is when we start talking about the future–we just don’t know how much time we have. That’s true for the global community as we debate climate change, and it’s true for us as individuals as we consider how our life journeys are going. We could have a lot of time to get things in order, but then again, maybe we won’t. Suffice it to say that if we do have significant aspirations, it might be a good thing to act now and not put things off!
Thought for the Day: What unrealized dreams do I have?