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December 5, 2020

“Do not ignore this fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day.” 2 Peter 3:8

Time is a funny thing. Its movement is consistent, inexorable (we’re going to set aside the conceptual conflict between general relativity and quantum mechanics because it’s Saturday morning; also, this isn’t a physics blog). Nevertheless, we’ve all had experiences of time seeming to move at different speeds. It flies when you’re having fun. It drags when you’re waiting for a class or a meeting to end.

2020 has been a year both fast and slow. The pandemic drags on, e-learning days are slow, and confinement to our homes makes it all seem interminable. Then again, it’s December already. How did that happen so quickly?

During this odd time, it’s good to remember that we worship a non-linear God, a God who appears not after a certain amount of time, but in the fullness of time. A God who is yet to come and a God who is already here. A God for whom a thousand years are interchangeable with a single day. That’s what Advent is all about. We wait for Christ with the Christ who is fully present for us today.

Speaking of today, today is Day One of vacation for the editorial staff at the Dispatch. So enjoy your day. I know I will.

Be well, friends. You are loved.

God, in this time of difficulty and confusion, we give thanks that you make time for us. Keep our hearts and our eyes open to your presence with us today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Image: Time for fun!

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