As we wait for our Lord's return, we are confronted with the aspect of time. Consider what we have in our reading from 2 Peter 3:8-15,
"With the Lord, one day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like one day. The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some think of slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish, but all to come to repentance." (vs. 8, 9)
Apparently, God's sense of time is different from ours! Above all, we find the apostle Peter call for us to exercise patience. It is that God's wants everyone to reach that stage of repentance. Yes, that includes you and me. We might be wondering why the world has continued on for so long after Christ's coming - and didn't the early church expect his imminent return?
The apostle Peter elaborates further about this time of waiting. We are o be found at peace, without spot and blemish. Yes, our walk with Christ, involves repentance and being renewed.
I would invite you to reflect on these words of Scripture or read the entire lesson in preparing for Sunday's worship. May God's blessing be upon your preparation and worship this Sunday!
Discipleship Questions for Reflection
Think about how you perceive time in your own life? What might it say about your Christian walk with Christ?
Is there repentance that is needed in your life?