We live in a world expectant of instantaneous results. We are inundated by a rush through the seasons of the year. Weather forecasters can provide us details of what the next six months could bring. Retailers hurry to sell festival products months in advance, even going beyond the season following the one we are still in (e.g., putting out Christmas decorations before we’re ready for Halloween). What is the point of all this rush for the future when we’re still trying to live in the today?
The cynic who wrote the book of Ecclesiastes (3:1-10) recognized that everything had its season, and that purpose evolved in its own time. God appears to intend for us to deal with what needs attention today, and then look forward to God’s continuing grace in the coming days (Matthew 6:31-34). We can trust that God’s word is more than mere verbal or written information. God’s word is action. It is question. It is assurance. It is creation, redemption and renewal for today. It will be there for us as needed tomorrow, too.
Lord, may the experience of your Word be with us today. Amen. — SO