January 9th, 2017
2 Peter 3:1-9
Slow things still come. Turtle speed will take you somewhere. Honey will eventually lazily stream to your biscuit. Slow is careful, graceful, often accompanied by a hint of wonder. Slow is also redemptive. The car slows before impact to reduce injury.
Regularly, God works slowly in a redemptive power that humans don’t understand. The thousand-day comparison to the day of the Lord is not a formula we can use to calculate anything. It is nothing more than a reminder of the timelessness of God. For us who live by the clock, this is a hard teaching.
So when is it the right time for the end to come? As long as there is someone we love living outside the circle of God’s protection, we pray for a 100,000 more “thousand-day” days. That’s where God demonstrates His compassion and long suffering. When the well of time runs dry and there are no more sunrises, God knows that all that could be done to bring people to repentance has been done.
Author: Debbie Goodwin