During the season of Advent, people from our congregation at Martins Creek Mennonite Church have collaborated to create an Advent devotional. Each entry has been written by one of our own, both young and old. We hope these meditations are a blessing to you during this Advent season.
2 Peter 3:8-14
“But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years is like a day.” The concept of the Lord’s time is hard to wrap our minds around. The past, the present and the future is all a part of the Lord’s time. We measure time with calendars, watches, etc. We talk about history as actions in the past, but for the Lord all of that is part of His story, not history, but a part of ongoing faithfulness to his people. God is not bound by time.
So when we look at the world’s situation with unrest in nearly every part of the world, the destruction that nature has poured out with excess water, earthquakes, etc., we wonder when the Lord will come. This time, these places all seems to be in chaos. Why doesn’t Jesus come back, his second coming, to take His people home? Verse 11, is just for us in our day, in our time, and in our places. Peter asks the question “what kind of people ought you to be?” As we look forward to a new heaven and a new earth, we are told to make every effort to live spotless lives. Keep watch—the Lord Jesus Christ is coming again! Hallelujah.