“The Sun is the Same in a Relative Way but You’re Older…” (Time by Pink Floyd)

“…with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.”

Time is a very small thing to Almighty God, yet not inconsequential nor is time a thing indifferent. God by His inscrutable wisdom incorporates time into His grand Eternal Purpose by the unfolding of His Eternal Decrees, which most people will unknowingly experience today, (and every day), by providence and by reflection upon History. When we see God introduce Himself to us in the Genesis Creation account, it is within the constraint time defined by evening and morning, limited to those first 7 days of the Creation Week. Subsequently, we know He walked with Man in the cool of the day until the Time of the Fall, and until sin entered the world. Death through sin interrupted Man’s Time of nearness, of intimacy with God. God our friend was acted upon by Man the insurrectionist, as He submitted Himself to the preservation of the holiness of justice in a moral universe gone awry. We know in retrospect that His Story of Redemption was actually enacted at this time of His seeking out Man in the Call of “Where are you?”

All subsequently and surely changed. In mercy God acted, and the Way to the Tree of Life was barred until that time of Man being made fit by grace to eat of its fruit of eternal bliss, and thus live forever.

Time Matters

Finally, from our perspective; but perfectly from His
“In the fullness of time, God sent forth His Son born of a woman…”
“From that time Jesus began to preach…”

“My hour has not yet come…”

“My hour is at hand…”
“My time is at hand. I am to keep the Passover…”

“But of that day and hour no one knows… but the Father…”

“He has made everything appropriate in its time. He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end.”
Ecclesiastes 3:11
“Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour.”
Matthew 25:13
“Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil.”
Ephesians 5:15-16


  1. Rise up, O men of God!
    Have done with lesser things.
    Give heart and mind and soul and strength
    to serve the King of kings.
  2.  Rise up, O men of God!
    The kingdom tarries long.
    Bring in the day of brotherhood
    and end the night of wrong.
  3. Rise up, O men of God!
    The church for you doth wait,
    her strength unequal to her task;
    rise up, and make her great!
  4. Lift high the cross of Christ!
    Tread where his feet have trod.
    As brothers of the Son of Man,
    rise up, O men of God!



The Corked & Bottled Universe That Sits Upon God’s Mantle in Which We Live

“But I say to you that something greater than the temple is here.”

Jesus makes this alarming statement to 1st century Jews in Palestine and since their world in its quintessential perfection revolved around the Temple and Temple Worship, this contrary claim of His personal superiority would have elicited horrified gasps and raised skeptical eyebrows. None was greater than the One represented by the Temple. None. None that is unless that One who stood before them disguised as a peasant carpenter turned rabbi was in fact incognito “the Word made flesh which dwelt among them…” Emmanuel has come. Don’t miss that. Perhaps today by comparison it would be similar to someone randomly and emphatically stating to us….

“Hey guys, this rock we live upon which rotates at 1000 mph and hurtles around the sun and through space at 67,000 mph in concentric circles, surrounded by eons and infinity of expanding occupied and unoccupied space, stars, planets and other unimaginable formations and creations… Hey guys, all of this seen and unseen, known and unknown universe is actually totally contained within one of those itty-bitty, tiny corked glass bottles, and it sits upon God’s mantle, you know, similar to one of those ships in a bottle we might have on our mantle.”

My God is large.
My God is awesome.


Isaiah 40:21-31 (NASB)

Do you not know? Have you not heard?
Has it not been declared to you from the beginning?
Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?
It is He who sits above the circle of the earth,
And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers,
Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain
And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in.
He it is who reduces rulers to nothing,
Who makes the judges of the earth meaningless.
Scarcely have they been planted,
Scarcely have they been sown,
Scarcely has their stock taken root in the earth,
But He merely blows on them, and they wither,
And the storm carries them away like stubble.
“To whom then will you liken Me
That I would be his equal?” says the Holy One.
Lift up your eyes on high
And see who has created these stars,
The One who leads forth their host by number,
He calls them all by name;
Because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power,
Not one of them is missing.
Why do you say, O Jacob, and assert, O Israel,
“My way is hidden from the LORD,
And the justice due me escapes the notice of my God”?
Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth
Does not become weary or tired.
His understanding is inscrutable.
He gives strength to the weary,
And to him who lacks might He increases power.
Though youths grow weary and tired,
And vigorous young men stumble badly,
Yet those who wait for the LORD
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary.


Galatians 4:4-5 (NASB)
“But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.”

We fundamentally must always be ready to answer that most pertinent question and give account for the hope within us by credible evidence:

“Do I acknowledge and worship the One in whose presence I live and move and breath… who is greater, and who calls me to Himself?”

Something greater than the trappings of the day has come. We must never overlook what has happened. God has visited us incognito. “He came to His own, and His own did not receive Him.” That’s ok. His Kingdom comes, His will be done. In my life. In Your life. In this moment this day.

By the Way. If my analogy is close to true, this means that God Himself entered into the corked bottle and became one of us to rescue us from wrath.

It occurs to me that when Jesus identifies Himself as greater than the temple, the right response would simply be, “Yes Lord, I see. I believe. I worship the Christ in spirit and truth.”