Have you wondered why God does not tell us the day and hour Christ
will return? Could it be because Christ is in Heaven -- where time does
not exist? That’s right: there is no time in Heaven!
Christ does not have an appointment schedule loaded with meetings. In
fact, He cannot schedule a meeting for next Tuesday because there are
no Tuesdays in Heaven -- or Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays for
Time was created for Earth.
When God looked upon the earth without form He created the Sun. At
that point, in Genesis 1:3, God separated the light from the dark. He
could have set things in motion similar to an asteroid speeding through
space. The Sun could have traveled alongside Earth keep one side warm.
As a team the Earth and Sun could easily have meandered through space
giving us perpetual day or night.
Instead He decided to divide the world into equal parts of day and night.
This is the point at which God created time. He tells us, in Genesis 1:5,
that He called the light “Day” and the darkness “Night”. Readers seldom
contemplate the significance this had as it created something that had not
existed before - time! The Bible clearly states God named the light and
the dark the same way He named the Earth. Earth was new, created
from the firmament just as time was new, created for signs, seasons,
days, and years (Genesis 1:14).
It is one of God’s ways for the orderly and logical progression of our
human experience. It is how he made everything beautiful and no man
can see time from its beginning to end. (Ecclesiastes 3:1-7).
Yet people do not universally agree as to the general purpose of time. To
the Western world, which includes the United States and Canada, time is
generally regarded as money. However, the Eastern world sees time as
an opportunity to build relationships.
This is an excerpt from “Earthly Time Management: 6 Unique
Techniques for Christians”, published by Impact Press. Go to http://etm.
getmaximpact.com to learn more.
- Morale #1: Time is a gift.
- Morale #2: Time needs to be used wisely.
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