Every morning before I leave for work I call my dogs into the kitchen, where I tell them “crate” and reward their obedience with a treat when they settle down in their designated areas. This arrangement works for a couple of reasons: I know what’s best for these two dogs, and I know that I will be back at the right time. Without the crates, Rocko would lick the furniture all day, and Millie would likely eat something that we did not know was edible. I know also that they can only stay crated for so long, so I’m always sure to be home at the right time.
8 But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.2 Peter 3:8-9, ESV
As Christians, we believe that Jesus will one day return, but it’s not always an easy wait. It is important to remember that this arrangement works for a couple of reasons: God knows what’s best for us, and He knows that Jesus will be back at the right time. In 2 Peter 3, we read that our long wait is not due to the slowness of our God, but rather due to His patience. As we wait, let us do so while striving to spread the good news of Jesus Christ and responding with true repentance.