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In the Fullness of Time June 3, 2013

Posted by theronwatson in Devotional Thought.

3 June 2013
The Exodus

I was thinking today about “the fullness of time.” The Bible speaks of it, but what does it mean? Time does not exist to God as we understand it. The Psalmist remarked that a thousand years was like a day, and a day was like a thousand years to God. So, what then is “the fullness of time?”
Consider the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt. There was a day the Israelites entered the wilderness escaping Egypt. They made it up to the edge of the Promised Land and chose not to enter. For their disobedience, God made them wander in the desert for 40 years.
There was a day the 40 years started and a day that it ended. Whether it was exactly 40 years to the day or not is insignificant at this point. What is important to note is that 40 years passed. That’s the fullness of time.
What is the greatest day of any field exercise? The day you come out of the field. You could have spent a week or a month in the field. Regardless, the best day is the day you finish up the field problem. There is a day you enter your field time and a time it is complete. That is the fullness of time.
The same is true of summer camp. There is a day that it begins. There is also a day it will end. Some dreaded the day we started our annual training, other were excited about it. For both, a day will come that it ends. It will be a time of celebration and stories. But, it will be completed in that day. That’s the fullness of time.

Oh Lord, help me focus on the task at hand, my brothers and sister in arms and the present moment knowing it is but a fleeting moment. Help me to stay strong until the completion of the fullness of time for this time in my life. Amen.



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