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But do not forget this one thing, dear friends:
With the Lord a day is like a thousand years,
and a thousand years are like a day. 
2 Peter 3:8
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I have been thinking about the word “soon.”  It seems relative to one’s view of time.  Jesus said he would return soon (Revelation 22:12).  From our viewpoint, it has been two thousand years, but from God’s perspective, it has been “like” two days.  With God, “a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years are like a day” (2 Peter 3:8).  The Old Testament ends with a promise of an Elijah-type prophet (Malachi 4:5).  I imagine the Israelites thought he would arrive soon, but it was approximately 400 long years later when John the Baptist arrived.  For them, it seemed like an eternity, but for us, it is just a turn of a page in our Bible.  In the same way, it seems like a long time for us to wait for Jesus to return (and to wait for other things), but for God, it is a blink of an eye.
 
Thank you to Riverside Church for contributing to these thoughts.

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