On the run today, not from something, but toward, the opportunities that this day has for me.
A short thought however, is this phrase, “A thousand years.”.
I have always been fascinated by time, watches, the passing of time, the saving of time, the brevity of seventy years and the length of 100 years in terms of age.
What can be done with one thousand years?
It is so small in terms of the age of the universe and the earth and compared to God’s time frame.
It is relatively small in terms of the age of specific civilizations.
In fact, consider this verse.
“But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day.” 2 Peter 3:8
The next verse, verse nine, says in context that the Lord is patient toward us.
But generally, we want things now, especially as Americans, and then even more specifically, as American Christians, we somehow feel, we are entitled to a bump in the line in terms of priority.
So, what can be done with a thousand years?
I am not sure but I am wanting to research it.
My best initial guess is that the consideration of one thousand years is about patience and wanting someone or something you care about to be the very best they can be no matter how long it takes.
A thousand years.
It was important enough for God to use it as a time reference.
Maybe we should give this a little more thought.