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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Time, In the Grand Scheme

2 Peter 3:8 - "But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the LORD as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day."

Humanly speaking, I get this.  It has always been a concept that I have understood, humanly speaking, that is.  Time.  It can seem like an eternity in passing.  It can seem like a moment in passing.

I wonder if this verse reveals that God "feels" like time takes an eternity to pass?  Psalm 116:15 - "Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints."  But, then as we pass from this life into His presence, all of a sudden time is but a moment in passing compared to all eternity!

But, of course, that is ridiculous because God is patient and long-suffering in the workings of His sovereign plan for all of man-kind, from before the beginning of time to the end of time and beyond, which includes showing His mercy, love and grace.  Without these attributes, He would have cast us all headlong into hell (and been just in doing so) without so much as a blink of an eye!  2 Peter 3:9 reveals this, "The LORD is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward (toward us), not willing that any (of the elect, or chosen children) should perish, but that all (of His chosen ones) should come to repentance."

I'm so glad for His mercy, love and grace!  Without it, I would still be lost in my sin and bound for hell.  He isn't "unfair" to those who don't believe by casting them into hell.  He is gracious to some who don't believe by saving them from hell!

So, back to time.  It has ALREADY been 4 weeks today (9:48 p.m.) that Tim passed from this earthly time zone into the heavenly time zone of eternity!  But, it still seems like it happened yesterday to me. I feel like I can't get past the huge hole he left in my life!  Tim and I often "wished" we could be taken out of this world together.  Obviously that dream did not coincide with the will of God!  So, I am seeking the will of God for the time I have remaining on this earth.

2 Peter 3:11, 12a
"Seeing then that all these things (the heavens and the earth) shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye (I) to be in all holy conversation and godliness.  Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God..."

The last photo of us together when he smiled even though he was feeling so badly.  I sure miss his smile.  This is really the last day he had enough strength to make it to the carport.  July 30, 2017