8 But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. – 2 Peter 3:8 (ESV)
As I write this note, my kids are playing around the house and having a blast. I hear laughter and squeals of delight. As Joshua (my youngest) just galloped by me, I couldn’t help but think how time flies by. It feels like yesterday that I was carrying him in a baby carrier, and now he’s nearly 2 1/2 years old and talking up a storm. In this moment of nostalgia, I can see each of the boys in my mind as they were. Don’t get me wrong, I love them as they are and I’m certainly not wishing to turn back the clock. Rather, these moments are pressing upon me the value of time. In an interesting way, they are helping me appreciate the verse above. After all, if time “flies” for us what can we say of a God who rests outside of time?
The Scriptures are clear that time is in the Lord’s hands. The gift of time and its unfolding are a gift from the Lord. It’s been said that history itself is “His Story.” This leads to this week’s message and the scope of the Bible. The Bible reveals divine history. It tells us the beginning, reveals God’s redemptive plan, and lays out how it’s all going to end. The Bible is an amazing book.
This week, Pastor Jared is going to reveal the scope and centerpiece of the Bible. His love for God and His Word are infectious, and I can’t wait for you to hear all he has to share. As a former history teacher, Pastor Jared is the perfect person to bring the Bible’s timeline to life. To prepare for Sunday, please take some time to look at Luke 24:44-49 and consider what Jesus says about the scope of the Bible.
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Loved & sent with you,