Time for grace

December 27, 2013 · Print This Article

TardisNew Year 2014 is another reminder that our life is punctuated by the passage of time.

We go from one time event to another. The clock ticks on relentlessly. As the song by John Rowles goes: “so much to do, if I only had time”.

Time was in the news this week in the UK. Or rather, time travel. The most watched section of television was when a fictional time traveller was granted more time to live out his regenerated lives. Some estimates suggest that up to a fifth of the UK population had tuned in to view what would happen. Maybe some of you know this program: do you know his name?

In the series there is the idea that you could travel back to when time first began. How the world was at the beginning has fired the imagination of many a scientist and science fiction writer.

Did something exist before time began? Is that even possible? The Bible provides an answer: God. It says that God favoured us “before the beginning of time” (2 Timothy 1:9 NIV UK). In the beginning was God, and he is for us. Did you get that? Before the universe began, before the existence of the laws of physics, before the dimensions of time and space came into being, there is God’s gracious love for us. 

Maybe during this holiday season, we have a lot of time on our hands. That’s more time to enjoy God’s love.

You are God’s favorite.

Hold that thought as you begin 2014.

james.henderson@gracecom.org.uk

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