Specific Text - 2 Peter 3
Time is one of those things everybody understands from a different perspective. When you were a little kid, summer vacations seemed to last forever. The months right before you turn 16 and get your license are the slowest months of your entire life... it seems like each day is an eternity while you countdown the time till you get your license and the new freedom that comes with it.
But the older you get, the faster the time seems to fly by. Summer seems shorter every year, the days are over before you know it and weeks and months sail by faster than you can keep up with.
It's hard... no, it's impossible for you and I to imagine life outside of the realm of time. We've learned in different classes though that time is a creature, that is, it's something that was created along with everything else we can see, touch, taste, hear & feel. Because it's a creature, it's something that is separate from God. God is not bound by time. For Him there is no past or future. Everything is in the present for Him. That's pretty mind blowing.
You know that God answers our prayers, and although you understand that He doesn't always answer your prayers the way you want, there are lots of instances where it seems like He doesn't answer them at all. It also often seems like this whole Christianity thing is a scam because Jesus said He was coming back soon, and it's been well over 2,000 years ago that He said that. That doesn't seem soon.
When those thoughts cloud your mind, remember these words from 2 Peter (v8 is our memory verse this week, but try to memorize the whole passage):
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. (9) The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
Prayer For The Day: Dear Father; I can't comprehend your being. I can't fully understand the concept of eternity, since I am a creature bound in time. Help me to remember who and what you are, and to remember that you always have been and will be faithful to me, your covenant child. In Jesus' name, Amen.