“With all wisdom and understanding, he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment – to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.”
Once Christ died, all choice was gone, in a way, for the apostles. But, once they saw the resurrection, there was no turning back for them. That’s why Jesus says, “Blessed is he who believes without seeing,” because he still has a choice and it is accounted as righteousness to him.
And so if it’s true that in Christ, in the resurrection, we are given eternal life, everything changes, specifically the way we view time.
What do you think of when you picture an alarm clock in your head? We do not have good thoughts when we think about time. We think about death, we think about aging, we think about loss and all the things we didn’t do, all the things we still need to do, and there’s never enough time. Faith in Christ teaches us that time doesn’t exist for a believer. It’s experienced in a way that is very different because of God’s gift of eternal life through Christ.
Prayer: Dear Lord, time does not exist for me because I am a believer – in you as my Lord and in an eternity spent with you. Amen.
Reflection: How do you handle the passage of time?