A Long Hiatus ~ A Long View

It is perhaps interesting, or perhaps not.

But my last post on A Sinner’s Diary was essentially pre-pandemic. How the world has changed! All of us have changed, sometimes dragged unwillingly into the new normal – which seems nothing like normality at all.

But I take comfort in the fact that our Lord God Almighty never changes. He has no variation or shadow of turning (James 1;17). He is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). He has never not existed, He formed the world from nothing, and is beyond time and space (Genesis 1:1; Psalm 90:2; Job 36:26; Psalm 93:2).

And thus I choose to view the traumatic events of the last 2 years and counting, as simply a slight flutter on a time line that is incredibly brief and temporary when viewed on the eternal scale of our existence. Almighty God is not surprised or shocked by earthly events (although He still probably shakes His head and has a facepalm at our behavior/thoughts). He has perfect knowledge of all time in the universe, from its creation to its sunset. The Bible tells us our life is like a mist or vapor (James 4:14), gone almost as quickly as it comes.

Seeing our existence from the perspective of eternity is the long view, the proper view. But it is tempered with the understanding that decisions we make here and now dramatically affect the life to come.

And that means, determining what we will do with Jesus, the Redeemer of the world. He went to the Cross and died, so that we might live with Him eternally in Heaven. I pray you choose to receive Him as your Lord and Savior. It makes ALL the difference, now and forever.


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