January - February 2018
Welcome in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
A new year–again! How quickly can they come round? How fast can time go? Time is one thing, but speed is another. I was considering how fast we are moving as the Earth rotates. Well, the earth has a circumference of about 24,000 miles and we go from sun rise to sun rise in 24 hrs, showing that at sea level, we are travelling at 1,000 mph – Does it feel like? I then thought how fast are we moving through space. As the seasons change we go through Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn which takes about 365 days. We are 93 million miles from the Sun and the Earth moves in an almost circular orbit around it. That means the circumference of our orbit is nearly 600 million miles and we travel this distance in 365 days (24 hrs per day). This means we are travelling through space at nearly 67,000 mph. Our God has created a perfect environment for us to live in – we are totally unaware of the speed which we are travelling on the surface and through space.
God is Eternal AND Omni-Present - God is always with us, wherever we are. Our life on earth is a like a vapour, but when we know Jesus as Lord and Saviour we will know eternity in Gods presence in Heaven.
2 Peter 3:8-10
But, beloved, let not this one thing be hidden from you,
that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years,
and a thousand years as one day.
The Lord is not slow concerning His promise, as some count slowness,
but is long-suffering toward us, not purposing that any should perish,
but that all should come to repentance.
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night.