One Day is Like a Thousand Years

With the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day. (2 Peter 3:8)

I heard this and sat for a moment while it really sunk in.

If one day is like a thousand years for God, then that means that every moment in my day, every moment in my life is an enormous expanse of time that has plenty of room for God to move. There is an incredible amount of time for God to act.

If a thousand years is like a day, every one of those moments is seen in view of a much bigger perspective. Even the hardest day is just a blink of an eye in a much greater story.

In our own lives, we get a glimpse of this. Looking back, each day blends into a larger picture. There might be a couple particular days that stand out and each hour can be replayed in detail, but in general, each one is not that long. Meanwhile, today is very long indeed.

Imagine having all of eternity as your perspective, yet having the ability to be fully immersed in each moment. This is our God. This is where we go when we need our perspective to be realigned. This is where we go when we need the details to be held and guided. This is where we go when we need more strength than we have. This is where we go when we want to rest in a moment and hold it tenderly in our hearts.

It's a good place to be.

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Karen May

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