God the timekeeper

“The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know” (Acts 1:7, NLT).

English: Map of 2010 Southern California Earth... Having lived in Southern California for 26 years, I have experienced a few earthquakes, some small and some big, including the Northridge quake which really shook us up. After each one, it seems we’re reminded the Big One could happen at any time—the big earthquake that will wreak havoc all across this part of the state. We’re given tips for being ready and lists of items to have on hand to be prepared. We carry on normally but it’s always in the back of our minds.

The return of Christ could be called the Really Big One. Many have obsessed about it, setting dates, selling their possessions to prepare for it and persuading others to do the same. As with several topics in the Bible, there are at least four views on when it will happen (or when it already happened). The Bible isn’t crystal clear about his return, for a reason. God, who lives outside of time and space, is the Timekeeper here on earth and he is the only one who knows. We can trust him in this and be prepared for whatever happens by holding on to our faith as the Holy Spirit helps and strengthens us. And then we can rest in Christ, knowing the Timekeeper has it all under control.

Author: ttkach

Writer, cyclist, paper-crafter, mom, gardener.

One thought on “God the timekeeper”

  1. Haha! So good! Thank you, Tammy!

    Yes, the return of Jesus Christ is truly, “The Big One”! For most of us it comes when we “run out of breath” — we leave this physical world … oh, so reluctantly!

    But no matter! Our Loving Savior is there, waiting for us … to transform us into the new and coming Spiritual Realm (that is one way of putting it)!

    While we are here in the flesh, we have an unusual opportunity! Faith is involved! Can we believe? Yes, “God help our unbelief!” (Ref. to Mk.9:24). We have a continual string of choices to make, every day and all day long! What do we do with our time, knowing it is so short?

    Some of the prominent, called-out leaders of the past, prayed three times a day. New Testament times indicate we should pray always. And our earthly fellowship with God Above requires … baptism — that is, immersion into His thoughts and Words (even via reading the Bible). So we are joyfully following His advice, learning more and more about God and growing in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ!

    The return of Jesus Christ is SURE! He has been given … all of mankind! Judgment is given to Him! Why? (Details in Jn.5.) “For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son ‘that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father.’ He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him” (Jn.5:22-23).

    Earthquakes shake us up! Heavenly-quakes … even more! Thank you!

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