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2 Peter 3: 8-9
”But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness but is pa”ent toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.”
The first Chrisan contemporary music I remember hearing and listening to was by “Second Chapter of Acts” by Matthew Ward. And although it was recorded in the mid -’70s to early ‘80s, the message is sll very relevant today, almost 40 years later. It was a message of hope, a message of giving love to one another, a message of “Jesus Saves” and “One Way—Jesus!”
The Bible has spoken about that same message for centuries upon centuries, and it too, is totally relevant to today (and tomorrow and the next day and the next and forever)… but some people say we don’t need the Bible anymore, because it is outdated, or bigoted and offensive. If we’re not careful it can get pretty discouraging!
It’s natural human instinct to judge everything from the perspective of the time in which we live, like “it’s never been this bad!!”
But then I remember that all this me of all our worry and all our suffering is not outside of our Father’s eyes. He knows what is happening in the world, and He is working right now. And even though everything appears to be falling apart, it is actually falling into place… according to His will, not ours. And I know that He is moving in ways we don’t understand right now, so all I can do is to trust in Him and keep my eyes on Him. God’s me is far beyond our me. And even when we don’t see it, or feel it, if we are praying, God is working on it. If He can change sand into pearls, caterpillars into butterflies, coal into diamonds using time and pressure, and you and me into saints, then surely, He is working on it now.
So rather than fret, let’s remember the promise God gives us in the passage above, and get busy being His hands and feet to our world!
Together in His Grace,
Pastor Ben