October 3, 2010

Not Slow. Patient.


I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets

and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your apostles.

First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come,

scoffing and following their own evil desires.

They will say, "Where is this 'coming' he promised?

Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation."

But they deliberately forget that long ago by God's word the heavens existed

and the earth was formed out of water and by water.

By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed.

By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire,

being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.

But do not forget this one thing, dear friends:

With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness.

He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

2 Peter 3:2-9


Mackenzie said...

Absolutley beautiful. Love the photo you have along to go with it.

Life with Kaishon said...

Now this is an absolutely perfect pairing. Absolutely perfect.

Tracy P. said...

Susan, this passage was part of my Bible study lesson last week, and then I shared it with my Moms in Touch group as we praised God for his patience and asked him to grant our children patience. I love it when God repeats himself to make sure we get that hey, this message is for YOU! Pay attention! Thank you. :-)

Jessica said...

So pretty! I love how just the turtles head is in focus and some grass. Gorgeous!

Julie Rivera Photography said...

Hey, it's the rescued turtle, right?

Skeller said...

Tracy - love it when that happens!

Julie - yup. the little guy that lived with us for four whole hours, and then broke a little piece of my littlest Dude's heart when he went back to his real home ...