“How long is a month in Heaven years?” My son, James, is a future fantasy writer. How do I know? He asks imaginative questions like that one while he plays with his action figures and scripts their make-believe conversations.
Yet, this question made me think about God’s concept of time. He divided the daytime and the nighttime, he set the seasons, placed the planets on their paths, and spun the moon in its orbit. Time is important to God. Many, many verses in the Bible are references to historical events, to the passing of the years, and even to the hour of the day just so we can track when something occurred.
God created “time” as we know it, and yet, He lives on an eternal plane of existence where “forever” really means forever instead of the way we use it. We say, “It took FOREVER for us to get from Houston to D.C.” We use “always” and “never” in the same incorrect, casual manner; these words become a means to exaggerate. Applied to God, however, these words are true.
We look ahead and see insurmountable obstacles; God sees a future when the obstacles have been removed. We see a problem with no solution; God knows the resolution and what comes afterward. His plans stand, even though He has given us free will to make our choices for good or ill. His love endures forever. When evil happens, God works around the resulting tragedy to bring his plans for eternity to fulfillment.
How long is a month in Heaven years? Forever.
“The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me;
your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever.”
Special thanks to Rendi Young Hahn for permission to use her photo for this post.