2 Peter 3:8-13

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. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare. Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness.

As I continue to listen to the news from around the world, it seems more and more apparent that the only possible change in our world  for sanity and peaceable living is a total reconstruction of humanity but that would not work because we will remain sinful and continue to be selfish by nature, therefore bringing us back to where we are. Some of us might live in very surroundings and are possibly sheltered from the harsh realities of the 21st century but a brief glance at world news will show us how broken our world is. Also, the peaceful lives that we lead are often peaceful because we are made to think that everything is well but a simple dipstick check of how people are doing around us will show that everyone is strained by the burden of suffering. People with more worry because they have more to lose, those with less worry about how they will survive and those in-between are never at peace about where they are. In all this confusion called life, where is God and what is the answer He offers us?

If a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like a day to God, then it is evident that God transcends time and space and is not defined by it but rather defines it for us to be able to comprehend Him. The peace of God is something only a christian can understand because it is not affected by situation, circumstance or Satan himself. If we consider our christian lives similar to the journey the Israelites took when they were freed from slavery under the pharaoh by God through Moses, we will better appreciate the fact that we like them are cribbers and although God works so powerfully to direct our lives, we chose to walk at our pace in our own direction therefore causing ourselves grief. If instead we walked under God’s pillar of cloud by day or pillar of fire by night with the knowledge that the all knowing God is directing us, we will be at peace for this life is but short in comparison to an eternity in God’s presence without the challenges of Satan or his deception! Are you suffering and seeking or are you at peace and have a destination that is certain?

In His Loving Service,
ServantBoy

Isaiah 66:22 “As the new heavens and the new earth that I make will endure before me,” declares the LORD, “so will your name and descendants endure.
Comments
  1. Ah, what a challenging reminder of where we’re going and how we’re going to get there, by His grace and mercy. Thank you! deb

  2. ServantBoy says:

    Deb,
    Thank you for your words of encouragement that are like the waves on the shore of a lake, calming and soothing. I pray that God will give you the peace to cope with the challenges of this life and joy to serve Him with your all until His coming again.
    In Christ,
    Vineet

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