Several of you asked me on Sunday about why Rachel had not gone back to Harding. She will be going to Harding this semester, but to HUF (Harding University Florence...yes, that’s in Italy (the country, not Texas)).
She has to be at the Little Rock airport on February 6 to fly to Atlanta, then Paris, then Florence. We will post her “temporary school address” on the bulletin board once February gets here.
She will return from her 90 day semester abroad on Thursday, April 25 (at 10:50 PM, if anyone would like to pick her up at XNA...just kidding, but you could come with me if you want).
Am I excited about Rachel’s upcoming adventure? Considering she was only born a couple of days ago...NO! I’m not ready for my daughter to be half a world away (four hours is plenty!).
I remember how “long” it took me to grow up: forever! The first 18 years of my life were the longest 18 years ever!
But here I am 20+ years after becoming a dad and, I just don’t believe it could have been that long. It certainly hasn’t been long enough for my baby to go to Europe without me!
A parent’s perspective of time is a lot different than their children’s perspective. 10 minutes of “time out” is an eternity to a child; it’s a blink of an eye to a parent.
2 Peter 3:8 tells us, “...with the Lord one day is as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day.” God’s perspective of time is certainly a lot different than humans.
God is not bound by time. Time means nothing to Him. He is eternal: always has been, always will be. That’s a difficult concept for our human brains to comprehend. The parent/child time measurement isn’t perfect, but may help us understand.
I’m just hoping that the 90 days Rachel is in Italy seem more like a day than a thousand years!