After traveling to Alabama two weeks ago and an hour behind Eastern time, springing forward with Daylight Savings time the same weekend, then driving to Greenville – an hour ahead, flying to Canada – another hour ahead, back to Greenville – an hour back, then to Mexico – two hours behind, my sense of time is really messed up.
Thankfully, my travel is coming to a stop after one more jump two hours forward as I fly home tonight.
We like to think of “time travel” as impossible, except of course if you believe in the movie “Back to the Future,” which I think most of us remember.
But the neat thing is that we can all experience time travel!
How? Glad you asked.
While I don’t enjoy reading history books, I do enjoy the glimpses I get into history when I read the Bible.
I know some books may seem tedious and possibly unnecessary in the Bible, but I feel that each of us can relate to the Gospels. When I read them, I like to picture myself there, in the scene, like when Jesus healed the paralytic that was lowered into the house by his four friends. I like to imagine myself a fly on the well when the Samaritan woman came to draw water and Jesus asked for some water from her.
I can picture the story of Zacchaeus in the tree as Jesus walked by. Unfortunately, I can even picture myself at Golgotha when Jesus was crucified. But thankfully, we know that’s not the end, but only the beginning of the story. The rest is told in the remaining books of the New Testament, and more specifically in Revelation.
Next time you sit down and read, find yourself in the midst of the Bible and experience Jesus in a different way.