Saturday, April 14, 2012

God Sized Days

I have been studying two scriptures; one in the Old Testament and the other in the New Testament. Both deal with the idea of what is a day to God. What is a God sized day?

Psalm 90:4
For a thousand years in your sight are like yesterday when it is past.

Second Peter 3:8
But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years is like one day.

For us limited humans a day is defined as 24 hours. We live in finite time and place. For God who lives in eternity the mere human concept of time does not apply. Before God created people who defined a human day, God lived. After we are no longer on this earth God will continue to exist. What is time to God and what is a day to God?

These two scriptures give us a clue. I note that they do not say that a God sized day is a thousand years so let us not be confused. Our concept and definitions of time are irrelevant to God who lives in eternity. So a day to God may be a thousand of our years, a billion of our years or even a trillion of our years. We can not and dare not apply our definitions on God. 

The first chapter of Geneses also talks of God sized days for until the last day there were no humans to define time. Something to think about. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


I was watching a NOVA program on PBS that showed us an electron microscope that was so strong they could see atoms in brass and distinguish the different atoms of copper and tin. We have come a long way since Democritus of Adbera in northern Greece first described the atom in 400 BC. He said, “That all material things are composed of extremely small irreducible particles called atoms and that nothing exist except atoms and empty space.”

I saw this Nova episode during a time when I am rereading “The Nature of the Universe” by Lucretius a Roman gentleman about 55 BC. In this book he describes among other things the nature of the atom in great detail.

Without the aid of electron microscopes they both did an amazing job of thinking about something they could not see and could only imagine using logic.

How far will we go in the next hundred or a thousand years?

Monday, April 9, 2012

She Saw Jesus First

Mary Magdalene was a woman in Galilee who became a follower of Jesus after he cast seven demons out of her. In the past some people wrote that she was a prostitute but that is NOT what the Bible says about her. What it does say about her is that she was the first person to see Jesus resurrected. I think that is most significant!

There are many stories about Mary Magdalene and even a Gospel according to Mary that didn’t make it into the bible. She was an important part of the early Christian church. Today I am thinking about her on the Monday after the Resurrection and how she might have felt that day.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

It IS Resurrection Sunday

Celebrate the Resurrection !

Today is Resurrection Sunday so celebrate the risen Jesus the Christ who died on the cross for our sins and was resurrected for our eternal life.

Praise God!