God is the creator of all things, which we read in Genesis as The Account of Creation takes place over six days with God resting on the seventh. How we view the period of time called a “day” can differ in relation to the event we are talking about. We define a “day” as a 24 hour period, but spiritually a “day” can simply mark the start and end of an event such as the day of the Lord or the day of judgment.
1. How can we relate a “spiritual day” to our 24/7 method of time keeping?
2. Are there events in your own life which you may calculate as a period of time taking longer than 24 hours?
Challenge: Thinking of terminology we use every day in a different context is no easy task even for the most theologically advanced individuals. Simply trying to grasp the idea of “spiritual time” comes with its own form of irrelevance. Think about a period of time many years ago. A time when we have heard a family member start out a story with, “Back in the day…” Are they defining an actual day or is there a reference to a longer period of time?