Practical Proverbial, from 2 Peter, 4 November 2020. Today’s topic: the Same I AM

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But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.  2 Peter 3:8 (NIV).

Perhaps there could be no better verse for this day.   Right now, nobody yet knows what the next few years will look like; right now, the wounds are fresh and the sting is still painful.   Right now, it’s a time of apprehension for many, relief for others, scheming for a few, and uncertainty for us all.

And, right now, with the Lord, a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years are like a day.   Right now, eternity matters most to the Lord and because of the Lord.   Right now and for every day to come, the eyes of the Lord are on us and nothing that we think, say, or do will be done apart from His view.  Nothing that has happened or is going to happen will happen without the Lord being over it, allowing it, or using it for the good of His Kingdom.   When times seem so uncertain, remember that the same Lord is Lord over all.

A thousand years ago, nobody could have imagined electricity, or flying, or printed words that are readily available, or medicine that can treat or cure most conditions.   A thousand years seem like a very long time, but in reality they aren’t.   In the space of a planet that is only several thousand years old, they seem even shorter.  

And yet there are days that seem interminable.   Days like election days, or when you’re awaiting a diagnosis, or when you feel anxious:  those days seem like a thousand years.   Our fallen nature lives hand in hand with our redeemed man, and when days seem to drag on, it seems more real than it actually is.

Over thousands of years and days that seem like it, the same Lord is still Lord over everything.   Our world practically begs us to worship a thousand other gods in a thousand years, but the triune God of Father, Son, and Spirit is still the only real one.  He is still the same creator, the same Savior, the same judge, the same I AM.  He exists outside of time to meet us in time:   in time that He created to bless us.

Knowing that, shouldn’t we use our time to bless others?   To share what we know about Him with other folks who don’t know Him?   To bring comfort and His peace to our fellow man when they are hurting and in need?  Someday, our time will expire; our hourglass will run out.   Someday, the days of this world will come to an end and it will be purified to be sinless and clean once again.   Until then, you and I are God’s heralds, his play-by-play announcers in this game of life.   No matter how things turn out in these so uncertain days, our God will never change.   Remember that today.

For further reading:  Psalm 90:4, 2 Peter 3:9

Lord and Father God, abide with us now when our world seems so upside down.

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