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. ~2 Peter 3:8
Here we are, almost two weeks after the switch to Daylight Savings Time, and this getting-older-by-the-minute inner clock of mine has yet to adjust to the change. When I come home from the hospital in mid-January of this year, my sleep schedule is all off kilter, probably due to the continuous intrusions by nurses and doctors to take my vitals and/or confer with me about the state of my health. It takes patience and determination on my part to retrain my body to stay asleep until 7:00 a.m.
And just as this sensible schedule becomes a set routine, here comes the time change. Now, my body wants to rest until 8:00 instead of the customary 7:00. Being more of an early morning person than an I'll-wake-when-I-feel-like-it gal, this is discombobulating for me to say the least. I realize that unless I set my alarm in order to rise at the new desired time, it's just not going to happen.
So, I've decided to take advantage of the next few days to set that alarm, and hope for the best. Why now? My husband, Danny, is currently visiting his son, Giovanni, in New Mexico to attend his graduation from Airman Leadership School. How great is that? Why didn't I go, too? Well, after struggling through the pneumonia, I'm quite a way from being 100%, and traveling would take too much out of me. As Danny is one who likes to sleep until he just wakes up, I can try to alter my schedule while he is not here to be disturbed by a pesky alarm.
I just hope the few days will be enough to turn the tide in my favor. That is yet to be determined, of course, but for now, it's the best way I see going forward.
As human beings, we are all wired to denote the time of day, the passage of time, and how certain hours in the day mark specific activities. Not so with God! His perception of time is an eternal one, far outside the boundaries of human parameters. Nothing makes this clearer to our limited understanding than Peter's description of this concept in his second letter to Jesus' followers.
God will never be subjected to man's interpretation of time. The One who never sleeps needs no alarm clock. All of time, from a day to a thousand years, is interchangeable and beyond our understanding.
I don't know about you, but I'm so grateful for God's omniscience, omnipresence and omnipotence, things we are not meant to comprehend, but to simply believe with trust and reverence.
Just knowing God is with us, no matter what the time of day or night, is more than enough for me.