Time and Space #11: What God Tells Us

God gave Noah instructions about building the ark, including size and future use.  Call that space.

God did NOT give him any info about how long it would take to build or how long he would be in it.

Call that time.

Based on references to Noah’s age, it looks like it was possibly as long as a century in being built.  And he was in the ark about a year.

Would he have seen the project any differently if he had those two data points up front?


More to the point, will WE embrace the callings God gives us any differently if He shows us the visual, but there is no time stamp on it?

And will we feel betrayed or deceived by Him when we find out that the time line is quite different from what we naively imagined or wished?

Copyright January 2018 by Arthur Burk 

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4 Responses to Time and Space #11: What God Tells Us

  1. Wow, that brings up a lot of thoughts and questions. Makes me think of Jepthah and the “some time later”. I think we know so little about the divine proportion between the two.

  2. Harald Olsen says:

    This is my life. Promises of a great work of God many years ago. Every week I thought: “Next week!” And then 20 years later I look back at the prophesies and see the things I didn’t understand then. Hmm, maybe those things point to a long, slow walk, and in the end a fast race. I feel like I’m close to the race now.

  3. Janis Leal says:

    This hits home.

    Thank you.

  4. Reminds me of brother Caleb, who traversed time and space, faithfully nurturing the spark of his inheritance…not knowing when or how it might come to pass. It’s never too late.

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