No rest for the Lazy

September 18, 2016 0 By Mirm

My dad and I were having a fun discussion the other day during the halftime of Clayton’s soccer game. The clock on the Scoreboard was clicking the time down backward and we started talking about time travel and eternity.  Understand that my dad is the second smartest person I know; my mom is first. Even though our conversation seemed to meander in very random fashion, we did figure out a few stunning facts as we did our calculations:

  • The Sun and the earth are traveling through the galaxy at 43,000 miles per hour
  • The earth is moving at 1.6 million miles a day or 18.5 miles per second (which is like going from CA to NY in 3 minutes)
  • The earth rotates at 1000 mph

Basically we are moving pretty fast and we will never be in the same place again! That is one big universe and an even bigger God!!!!

The Bible does not directly talk about time travel but it does talk about God and His perfect timetable. The Bible gives us a chance to time travel as it gives us details about the beginning of time and history. It is like a time machine that transports us to another time and place and we experience the world in light of God’s redemptive plan. God also gives glimpses of the future. We also know that God does not experience time as we do and that He granted visions of the future to people like John. Isn’t that also a form of time travel?!

We are fascinated with time; animals live in the moment but humans, in the image of God, live in light of eternity that God has placed in our hearts.  Albert Einstein discovered that time is affected by motion.  A moving clock does not tick at the same rate as a stationary clock. It is undetectable but it has something to do with velocity and the speed of light.  (Mass increases with velocity which means I am not fat, I am just traveling too fast!) Additionally Einstein determined that if a person traveled faster that the speed of light then he could travel back in time but that this was impossible. Is. 46: 9-10 says

Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me.
I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, “My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.”

One thing is for sure: Jesus opened a portal 2000 year ago and through Him we can make all the wrong things in our past right!

I would even say that we all are time travelers as we live each minute, each hour, each day in light of eternity.  As Moses prayed, “teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom”. One thing is for sure: Jesus opened a portal 2000 year ago.  It is still open and through Him we can make all the wrong things in our past right!