Beyond Time

Beyond Time

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries1 Minutes

For centuries, most of the world followed the calendar developed by Julius Caesar in the first century BC. But there was a problem. In Caesar’s calendar, the years lasted longer than the solar year. As a result, dates never could be fixed. No one seemed to be able to provide a workable solution.

Then in the sixteenth century, Pope Gregory XIII developed the concept of a leap year, adding a day to the calendar every fourth year. Although flawed in minor ways, this approach represented an improvement and soon became adopted as the standard.

This leap day and its history remind us of the limitations of our human minds and God’s sovereignty. The Bible tells us He has been “our dwelling place throughout all generations.” He is beyond time and has been God “from everlasting to everlasting.” He is beyond our understanding, and a thousand years in His sight are just “like yesterday when it passes by” (v. 4).

Remember that God sees everything from the perspective of eternity. He is not worried and already has declared the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:9-11). We can trust Him. And when we seek Him, we should remember that He will answer our prayers based on what is best for us.

Place your life in His hands. Let Him take away all doubt, fear, and worry. God has everything under control. Today, tomorrow, and throughout eternity.