Thursday, October 27, 2011


Have you ever prayed and prayed about something only to wonder why God isn’t answering? Have you ever wondered why sometimes one prayer gets answered right away and the other prayer seems to be put on hold?

The Bible says that with the Lord a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years is like a day.

And yet in the very next sentence it says that God is not slow.

So does time matter to God?

There is a cool development happening in science. Have you heard about neutrinos? It’s been said that neutrinos may travel faster than light. Why is this important? Because as you approach the speed of light, time begins to slow down. When you are traveling at the speed of light, time stops. But if you go faster than the speed of light, time travels in reverse.

So what does science have to do with faith?

Only that God does not seem to see time the way we do. We see it linearly. If I pray today and it doesn’t happy tomorrow it is taking me longer to get an answer. If it takes months or years, then clearly it is taking increasingly longer.

But what if God doesn’t see it the same way? What if an eternal God doesn’t feel the ‘time crunch’ the way you and I do?

I’m mentioning this because turning our clock over to God can be very freeing.

If you’re feeling the pinch of not having a prayer answered, consider asking if God sees time the way you do, or if he is challenging you to see time the way he does.

1 comment:

Peter Black said...

Thanks for bringing some elucidation to the neutrino chatter. You make a very interesting point, and a great spiritual application challenge in your conclusion. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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