Years and days

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Do you feel like you’ve been waiting a long time for something?

For that person…
For that place…
For that opportunity…
For that change…

I do. I feel that. There’s a sense in which I trust a picture of the future that is somewhat clear but not totally. And we’re not there yet. I see it. Others have said it. I believe it. And while its ambiguous, it’s even more slow in arriving.

“A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day.” -1 Peter 3:8

This verse brings me back to the awareness that God is outside of space and time. Not only is He not working on my timeline, I can’t fathom what a “timeline” actually is to this God. Then is now, now is then, when has arrived and yet we’re still waiting.

I’m reminded of the scene from The Princess Bride when the Spaniard is dueling the Man in Black. The Man in Black is stubborn and unwilling to reveal his identity to his worthy opponent. “Get used to disappointment,” he tells him.

Don’t get used to disappointment. But get used to being patient. You won’t be disappointed in the end, but the end and beginning are a mind-boggling kaleidoscope of oneness to our God. You’re already “there” to Him. But not to you; not to me. So, I guess we need to learn to patiently enjoy the journey and embrace the process.

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