Sunday, December 12, 2021
“A Time to Be Patient”
2 Peter 3:9
There are two Greek definitions for time. Chronos, or time that can be measured, like minutes and days. And Kairos, or God’s perfect time. We as people have such a narrow view of time. We want things to happen when we are ready. Today, tomorrow, before I die…
With God, there is no counted time, perhaps only seasons, like in Ecclesiastes. A time to be born and a time to die, a time to embrace, and a time to let go of that embrace, a time to laugh and a time to cry…seasons that patiently unfold when God decides the time is right.
This reminds me of the day my daughter told me she was taking my grandson and moving to Florida. I pleaded with her not to go, trying to convince her it was not the right time. But she disagreed, and the
next thing I knew, I was driving them south on I-75.
As we drove, she promised me that in 1 year she would reevaluate, and if life was not going as planned, she would come home to Michigan. I waited patiently for that year to end. I was quite certain she would move home, but this was not to be. She decided to stay in Florida. Six months later, I began plans to move there myself, as I did not want to miss my grandson growing up.
We both passed through many seasons to get to where we are now, but I truly believe it was God’s timing all along. And why do I say this? Well, because we are both in a season of peace.
Prayer: God in heaven, open our hearts and minds to hear and understand your plan for us. Amen.