Friday, December 26, 2014


…But do not overlook this fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day 2 Peter 3:8 (ESV).

As humans we are tied to time. What time is that appointment? What’s the date today? How old will I be next year?
Forget the last question.

Christians count years using the birth and death of Jesus as our markers. After every twelve months, we celebrate the beginning of a new year.

It is a custom among many to make some changes when a new year begins. We resolve to act on something we believe to be important. However, we often procrastinate and push the action date forward until the first day of the  new year.

God is eternal. He has no use for a clock, or a calendar or any other equipment that measures time. He has no beginning and no end. He is above time.

Whether we keep postponing a healthier lifestyle, or a closer walk with our Lord, we do not have to wait until the New Year.
Our God is always available to His children.

His compassion is steadfast. He is always there, waiting to commune with us, to direct us, to forgive us and to salve our hurts. He is open twenty four hours a day. Every day of our earth bound years, He hears our resolutions, requests, confessions and pleas then assists us when we ask.

Heavenly Father, time and eternity are in Your hands. What a blessing that You are always here for us. Thank You that Your children are never alone, and Your eternal, timeless goodness is always available.

© Christy Struben 2014

1 comment:

Evelyn R. said...

Christy, what a beautiful devotion. It brings the simplicity of love to the foreground of our worship. We don't need time to worship our Lord; we can close our eyes and pray any time we desire. It is a gift from our heavenly Father. He gave us time to count days and years, but He does not need time in heaven. Someday we won't need time either. We will have eternity in heaven with our God.