Does time really fly or is that a fleeting notion on our behalf? I admit that fun things whiz by, while writing a term paper lags interminably. Remember your childhood while you longed for Christmas, beginning in October. Would it ever arrive? Tell the truth now. The waiting really made the actual day more alluring.
Think about driving somewhere. You are making good time and are pleased about the whole trip, but from the back seat you hear “Are we there yet?” Now that is a silly question. If we were there, we would stop the car, wouldn’t we?
Time perceived does depend on our personality. An A-type likes action. They think waiting for anything is a painful drag and are restless and might even get angry.
Test yourself. Plank your bottom solidly in a chair. Note the time. Then just sit there as long as you can. Note the time. How long was it? Did it seem lots longer or even shorter in your mind?
We’ve been waiting a long time for Christ to return. Every generation hopes it will happen, expect it will happen. John told us this centuries ago.
How blessed the reader! How blessed the hearers and keepers of these oracle words, all the words written in this book! Time is just about up.(Revelation 1:3, MSG)
But Peter says
Don’t overlook the obvious here, friends. With God, one day is as good as a thousand years, a thousand years as a day. God isn’t late with his promise as some measure lateness. He is restraining himself on account of you, holding back the End because he doesn’t want anyone lost. He’s giving everyone space and time to change.(2 Peter 3:8-9, MSG)
And we continue to wait…in hope. Don’t we?