Thursday, December 22, 2011

Romans 13:11-14

Psalm 96          Zephaniah 3:14-20          Romans 13:11-14
  It is a snowy day in Colorado Springs.  But the Wilson community of faith sends warm greetings and blessings to all our friends across the country and around the world.  
Merry Christmas to all!
                  We have talked before about the difference between kairos time and chronos time.  Chronos is the time you see on the face of a clock. It is connected to Chronos from Greek mythology. Chronos is sometimes identified as Father Time. It represents time that is measured in seconds, minutes, hours, and days.
On the other hand, kairos time is not sequential. It is a surprise. It is a moment when something special happens. In Christian theology it is the time when God’s unique propose finds fulfillment.
In the Book of Romans, chapter 13 we find a reference to kairos time.  It is the time when God, through Jesus Christ, will bring salvation near. It is described in chronos time with reference to day and night and the hour that has already come. Have you found that it is easier to understand chronos  better than kairos?
Do you hear the Advent themes in this passage? Arise, wake up, prepare, be ready, watch, for the day of the Lord is near.
How true it is! The day is indeed near. In fact, it is at hand as we speak. It is the day when God will expect us to be ready. We are called to be ready to receive, ready to serve, ready to grow, and ready to know the power of a great and loving God.
So, here is the plan: Watch carefully, wait faithfully, prepare diligently for the Kingdom of God is at hand.  Amen.   

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