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
The other day I came across information on flying from Seattle to Vancouver on Trans Canada Airlines – in 1938. The aircraft used was a Lockheed Electra Luxury Airliner, with two pilots! There were two flights a day, but the timetable wasn’t listed. Flights were 55 minutes long and cost $7.90 one way or $14.20 return. The flights were advertised as “Over the world’s most scenic short airway.” This was the first route offered by Trans Canada Airlines, which had been birthed the year before.
We all live by the tyranny of the clock. We have appointments to get to, meetings to attend, deadlines for projects, school classes to be on time for. We check our calendars regularly to assure that we don’t miss anything. Everything, it seems, has a timetable. This shouldn’t surprise us, since we are locked into time – our planet keeps circling the sun, thankfully with consistency. Even God, who lives outside of time, has a timetable. The apostle speaks to this in 2 Peter 3:8: “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.” We live in a world that seems so rushed. God does not. He has set His plan in place and will bring about everything according to His timetable. We need to be patient. That can be difficult as we watch all that is happening in our world – we long for Jesus to return and set all things right. One day He will – but in the meantime we wait on God’s timetable. He is at work in our world, and the Better Day is coming – in God’s time.
These have been words from the heart.