Reading: 2 Peter 3: 1-18 (Click to read text)
Reflection: Christmas is coming, and everyone is busy with preparations. Some days we need more time, and we stress over all that we have to do. We think that we will never get everything done that we “need” to accomplish. Then on the other hand we are anxious for Christmas to come, and are hoping for it to get here soon.
As we look at 2 Peter 3:1-18 they are sort of in the same dilemma. They are anxious for the Lord to return, but they have a whole lot of ministry that they need to do before that can happen. The writer of the letter tells us that God’s time is different than our time. “One day is like a thousand years.” Therefore we need to be patient and be at peace. We should just take it one day at a time and do our best with the time we have. We are to continue to grow in our faith through grace. Jesus is coming and we can never be totally prepared, but we can strive to do our best and be our best.
Luckily for us we know the true meaning of Christmas, and that the Lord is coming back so we can celebrate Christmas in a huge way. That huge way does not need all the trappings of the season. That huge way can be in our hearts and with worship. As we move towards Christmas maybe we can share our time with others since we know the truth. Have patience and be at peace! --Charlene Rineer, Camp Mount Luther Summer Assistant Director
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