How and Why God Created Time For the Universe

Does it feel like your days are zipping by, and before you know it a day is gone, and then a week flies by?

Then you look up again and, you are changing the month on your calendar, and then with a blink of an eye, you are watching the ball drop in Time Square. You say to family and friends, “Where did the time go?” 

It does seem like our world is spinning faster?

The earth is not spinning quicker and time is not on “fast forward.” Time is the same as it was when God created the heavens and the earth. So why are our days flying by? 

First, let’s define time according to the Webster Dictionary, “time is the measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues: duration.

Elbert Einstein once said that “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.”

Let’s define time, according to God. God himself needs no measure of time because He is a spiritual being who can see everything in the past, present, and future all at once. The Bible says God views one earth day as being equivalent to one thousand years for Him! (2 Peter 3:8) Before he created the universe, there was no matter thus no reason to create time. 

So why did God create time?

Remember, God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. He is spiritual, and even though His Spirit dwells in us, we have a temporal body that has a beginning, changes, and ends. Once God created the universe and living matter, he saw it was necessary to create time. God knew His temporal children were fragile, finite bodies that could only handle small measurable periods at a time to exist, and that is why we use clocks and calendars.

Time is measurably the same today as in the beginning. (Genesis 1:1) So why do we feel the time is speeding by? First, look at our days consumed with technology and electronics. These have become the great stealers of our time because we depend on them to live. Fast pace computers that are built into everything we use. Electronic devices that steal our time and by causing us to lose track of our life. We have managed to jam pack our days from morning to night. We are always looking at our watches and filling up our calendars. It is not time that is speeding up; it is us. I believe we have no respect for time, so time passes us by. God created time, so it should be cherished because we can’t get it back. 

Maybe we should have a day of nothing but time on our hands. Sundays would be a perfect day to challenge ourselves. We could call it “No Service Sunday” by putting our electronics away and enjoying our lives with family, friends, and our beautiful surroundings for the whole day. I guarantee time will not stop, but it would slow down just enough to appreciate our beautiful life by thanking God for the time he gives us. We should all take the time to consider this. 

“If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do today?” – Steve Jobs

I challenge everyone to a “No Service Sunday”

Tamara David

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One Comment

  1. kinge

    Such an awesome article. I like how you’ve defined time and begun from its origin. The relation to the Bible and God being spiritual being is very useful thanks.

    I agree with you completely that it’s us who are moving fast in time. This aided by our new ways and rush in everything that We do. Also not being present in our actions and moments. If only we could pause, slow down. I love the article.

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