GOD & TIME
Aug 17, 2018
Recommended Reading: 2 Peter 3:8
But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
Time management could be an oxymoron—two words that are contradictory. We know what management means: adjusting resources to accomplish a goal. And we know what time is: the progress the earth makes in circling the sun. But let’s face it: Nobody manages time. We can manage our activities, but we do not manage time—speed it up, slow it down, put it on hold, go back in time, or go forward in time.
But God? God doesn’t manage time either because time doesn’t apply to Him. He is aware of the marking of time on earth, but God Himself is timeless. God is eternal: “Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God” (Psalm 90:2). God is “the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last” (Revelation 22:13). So, what does that mean for us? Unlike us, God is never surprised—by anything.
The next time you are surprised by an unforeseen event, remember: God saw it before it happened. He knows what you will need. You can trust Him.
God’s plans reach from an eternity past to an eternity to come. Let Him take His own time.
William S. Plumer