Going in Circles?
by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
Time is a funny thing and an interesting invention by God. In the ancient pagan world and for some faiths today, time is viewed in a circular fashion. It is kind of like “whatever goes around comes around.”
For some people, the new year is viewed as going through the same series of events again; another Super Bowl, another birthday or anniversary, a year to graduate, another year closer to retirement, and so forth.
The Jewish mind of the Old Testament had a different view of time from the rest of society. The passing of time was seen in a linear fashion; that is, time was continually moving toward something in the future.
2015 is not simply another year of getting older. The Lord is leading all of us toward a final goal…eternity with Him!