Tuesday, December 5, 2017

December 5

2 Peter 3:8-15


Time.   Sometimes it crawls.  Other times it moves too quickly.

These days, we live by the clock.  Schedules, appointments, calendars on cell phones, reminder beeps  . . . all play their part in helping us to fill our lives with so many activities that we need a shoehorn to squeeze in anything else.

Is this any way to live?

It’s not like that with God. God is timeless, “outside of time.”

Our passage says that this life (of ours) is not forever. God promises to take care of us forever, doesn’t want any to be lost when the Lord comes again.  God is patient with us, allowing us time to repent and prepare for His coming.  But eventually, the New Heaven and New Earth will come to be, like a thief, unannounced.

So, about those schedules, appointments, cell phones calendars, beeps . . .

Is God on your schedule?

A prayer for today (from a favorite hymn):


God, whose giving knows no ending, from your rich and endless store, 
nature's wonder, Jesus' wisdom, costly cross, grave's shattered door:
gifted by you, we turn to you, offering up ourselves in praise;
thankful song shall rise forever, gracious donor of our days.


Nancy Owens



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