You know ‘those days’ – days when everything goes wrong, days when sorrow overwhelms, days you just wish would end. Then there are ‘those days’ that everything goes right, when sunshine prevails, days we wish wouldn’t end.
That is life in this fallen world. The Bible says a lot about days. Genesis tells about creation days. The waters flooded the earth for 150 days. Jonah was in darkness 3 days. Jesus was tempted for 40 days.
Then there is this: “All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.” (Psalm 139:16b NIV)
This may be hard to reconcile. How could God write in His book a child’s days cut short, a mom’s days not finished, an accident abruptly ending life?
Remembering now God’s vantage point: “Beloved, do not let this one thing escape your notice: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.” (2Peter 3:8 BSB) Though speaking about the end of earth’s days in this verse, it brings daily life into context.
We are born with immortality in our hearts, we want to go on forever. And so we will. Eternity is real. Where we reside in forever is determined by one decision: accept Jesus as Lord and Savior or deny Him.
Speaking of the last of earth’s days, we’re in them. Whether it’s 10 seconds from now or 10 thousand years from now we can’t mistake lately how we continually devolve. Life becomes less sacred, love is scarce. Destruction is rampant, hate is prevalent.
Here’s a good assurance as we live out these last days on earth: “If the Lord had not cut short those days, no one would survive. But for the sake of the elect, whom He has chosen, He has shortened them.” (Mark 13:20 NIV)
Every detail of every day, He is in our midst. What we think is bad, He uses for good. Those days, these days, all our days – always praise!
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