Got a Minute?

So what is time really? Let’s take the lowly “second”. 60 of them in an hour, right? Did you know that a “second” did not become a base unit of time until the 1800s? Did you know that it was only after 1967 that today’s definition of a second was finally settled, and that it has to do with cyclical changes that occur inside a cesium atom at a certain temperature?

Next time you are in a quiet room and you hear the second hand on a clock, think about how long it took humans to define that “second”. Then ponder milli-seconds, nano-seconds, micro-seconds, kilo-seconds, mega-seconds, and 15 other divisions of the lowly second. 1Corinthians 15:51 says that “in the twinkling of an eye we shall all be changed.” GE measured the twinkling of an eye and it comes out to a deca-second, or about a tenth of a second, lest you think that the bible doesn’t talk about the divisions of seconds and such, because it does. We will receive our new bodies in a deca-second! When you listen to that second hand tick, open a document in your computer and watch that curser blink in time to the second hand. These tiny divisions of time and life are all around us but are a blur because we are too busy to look for God at the atomic level, but look at what Colossians 1 says, vs 16 and 17:

“For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.”

What things? The sum total of everything. ALL things, both visible and invisible. God is in the sub-atomic business. He created everything out of nothing. How big is your God? Big enough to be in the tiniest detail.

About Mary

I have been a believer since 1981. Everything else before that is relatively meaningless. My heart has, from day 1, always been toward the subject of bible prophecy and I have seen the Lord do amazing things in my life through simply studying the Word and applying it to my life. I am a wife, grandmother and work full time in ministry. Life is full, and full of learning curves and seasons.
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2 Responses to Got a Minute?

  1. Thank you Mary Danielsen. What joy to consider the things that God puts on your heart to share! God at the atomic level – what a concept and so true when you consider how HE delivers to the nth degree and with such purity that it is beyond languaget to describe the detail that goes into an unmistakeable act of God. Keep blessing us with what blesses you. Praise the Lord!

  2. Alan says:

    I much enjoy your two-minute warnings which are aired on the Manitowoc, Wi radio station. Keep up the good work.

    The article about seconds is thought provoking. But, it says that there are 60 seconds in an hour; looks like an editing error.

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