Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
I am running a bit late today - somehow, I feel like last night was about an hour short -
Today starts Daylight Savings Time. If you did not set your clocks ahead an hour last night, you better hustle or you will be getting to church just in time for the final “Amen!”
There is a story told about Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park. Some College kids brought a large valve wheel on a steel rod, and jammed the rod down into the dirt near the geyser. Then, at the right time for the eruption, they cranked the wheel. At the time for the eruption to cease, they cranked the valve the other way, giving the impression that they were controlling the geyser.
Now that is a cute story, but I tend to doubt it actually happened. The reason I doubt it is that the time between eruptions of this geyser vary quite a bit; from 38 to 90 minutes. And the duration of the spewing water and steam varies as well. It is not close enough to a schedule that they could pretend to turn it on and off at the right time.
Man has become very good at timekeeping; we make fractional second adjustments every now and then to keep our timekeeping precisely in tune with the rotation of the earth on it's axis, and it's journey around the sun.
But God's movements are not precisely predictable. We pray for healing, and it may come instantly, it may come later, or it may come only in the next life. We may be extremely punctual at when we start and end our church services, but the start and end of the Church Age is in the hands of God. We can calculate to the second when Spring begins, but God controls when the flowers bloom.
So, let us all set our clocks ahead today in order for us all to agree on what time it is. Only thus can we insure that we get to work when the boss thinks we should be there, and turn on the TV at the right time to catch the 6 o’clock news.
But let us always remember that, although we are bound tightly by time, God is the creator of time, and He is not bound by it:
2 Peter 3:8 (KJV);
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
May God bless each one of you on this day -
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