Today is Friday the 13th! Not for one instant do I believe in “luck;” however, why is it I even notice the calendar lands on a Friday with the numeral 13? Odd, isn’t it and has absolutely nothing to do with this FUN five minute challenge! The flash mob of writers over at Kate’s have been given the word prompt – WHEN!
When do I start?
Isn’t it odd how The God of the Universe, who is outside of time – is so into it? Let me explain.
“When,” in relationship to time, is rather insignificant to God –
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
And yet, almost every Bible book opens with the “when” of the story.
In the third year (WHEN?) of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah (Daniel 1.1)
The word of the Lord that came to Hosea son of Beeri during the reigns (WHEN?) of Uzziah… (Hosea 1.1)
In the beginning (WHEN?) was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (John 1.1)
The word of the Lord came to him in the thirteenth year (WHEN?) of the reign of Josiah son of Amon king of Judah… (Jeremiah 1.2)
In the year that King Uzziah died (WHEN?), I saw the Lord… (Isaiah 6.1)
My “when” and your “when” matters a great deal to God (who knows no WHEN) – because I believe with all my being that not one of us is here by chance – I don’t believe for a moment that God looks at us and sometimes thinks, “Hmm, I should have put her somewhere else – in another place, another time, another “when”. And, I also believe that each one of us has an Esther 4.14.
And who knows but that you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this and for this very occasion?
The Great I AM, who is without a “WHEN” – is very concerned with the ‘when’ of me. Of, you.
(I can hardly believe where this little four-letter word, when, took me. If you pushed through and read it, you deserve a medal or at least a brownie.)