A Life in the Day of a Fly
II Peter 3:8-9
My cousin’s niece made the observation that some types of flies only live for 24 hours. With all the wisdom of a 9 year old, she went on to say, “That means if one of them has a bad day, it had a bad life.”
We see our life in moments; what’s happening “right now.” God sees our life through the perspective of eternity. Patiently He uses the circumstances of life to draw us toward a relationship with Him.
Life experience and Bible study have taught me that God has a plan that goes beyond what makes sense to “me.” He even uses our moments of weaknesses and rebellion to accomplish His plan. ALL things work to our good, not just the good things. (Romans 8:28)
God’s plan encompasses the circumstances I create for my self as well as those troubles that others cause me to be a part of. (Genesis 50:20) Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery but God’s plan prevailed!
Nothing surprises God. Everything is done in accordance with His plan to have for Himself a people who choose to love Him and serve Him. Within our heart is a space that only a relationship with our Lord can fill.
God is faithful and patient. If we should ever think that God doesn’t understand the significance of “human pain and time,” we would do well to remember that it was a very long day at Calvary.
II Peter 3:8-9 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
Prayer: Father, help me to always keep my eyes on you. Help me to always realize that no matter what, everything that happens, even the things I don’t understand will work out if I just trust you. I love you and I thank you for loving me. Amen.
Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Genesis 50:20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.