In a moment of time
Do you ever get flashbacks from your past?
Recently, I’ve been thinking about the past. My wife, Averil, was on the Wawa Ontario Facebook page and someone posted a photo of the 1964 grade 1 class at Sir James Dunn elementary school.
Apparently, someone found it in a shed and posted it on Facebook to see if anyone could identify the students in the photo. I instantly recognized many in the photo as I was one of those students (third row from the bottom, third person from the left).
Talk about a flashback! As more and more Facebook users look at that photo, more people are being identified and if the person has their own Facebook page, it is interesting to see where they ended up now that they are in their 60s.
Looking at that photo is like seeing those 6-year-olds frozen in time. But time goes on, doesn’t it? It never stays still.
I was reminded of this fact when I read this passage from Hebrews:
‘Furthermore, the former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office; but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever.’ (Hebrews 7:23-24 NRSV).
While the high priests of Jewish fame could not continue to represent the people because they were trapped in time and their own mortality, the writer of Hebrews tells us that Jesus is able to make intercession for us for all time.
As one who depends on him, I find encouragement from this truth, especially when time is such an enemy in our lives.
Jesus, give us a glimpse of your reality and give us an ability to rejoice that you are Lord even of time.
Study by Bill Hall
First published on 17th November 2021 in GCI Update Devotionals https://update.gci.org
About the writer:
Bill Hall is the National Director of Grace Communion International, Canada.
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