And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us. (Acts 17:26-27)
October 13, 2019
It is one of the most innocuous things that everyone does on a daily basis without thought, without planning and without realizing the incredible lesson learned over a course of a lifetime. Writing a date is a harmless and yet vital part of life. It contains a divided portion of a year called months with a specific number day in a specific time of history. Today is the tenth division of the year 2019 on the thirteenth day. The Gregorian calendar is the most widely accepted calendar in use by the world today but regardless of which calendar is in use by society the keeping of days, weeks, months and years are as ancient as the world. God created the world in six days and established the rotation of the sun, moon, and stars as signs and seasons, and for days and years. After the flood that destroyed all life on earth save eight souls the Lord told Noah that as long as the earth remains, there will be planting and harvest, cold and heat, summer, and winter, day and night. October 13, 2019 proves the word of the Lord spoken at the beginning of man’s history. Writing down the date of the day confirms the covenant God has with the earth and the six billion souls that dwell upon it. It could be said there are no atheists because each time a man writes the date he affirms there is a Creator and there can be no one that believes in evolution as fact because the date confirms the beginning of time in accordance with the word of God. Today’s date accomplishes a remarkable thing unseen by most people.
When the apostle Paul was in the city of Athens, a city given over to idol worship, the preacher of Jesus boldly proclaimed in the midst of a heathen world that God had determined the habitation of all men and that creation itself proclaimed the evidence of the divine being. All men are of the same DNA as created by the hand of God. The Lord has determined the habitation of man in a framework of the earth that cannot change. Man is an earth dweller that is limited in time and space by the hand of the One that formed him from the dust of the ground. The fanciful ideas that men have to live and dwell in the universe like a mythical Captain Kirk defy the reality that when a date is inscribed on paper the affirmation of man is the prison of his humanity. Man was not created to dwell in the ocean or in the vast reaches of space. A man can explore the depths of the oceans but only on a temporary purpose. Exploring space is a marvel of man’s achievements but the reality of his nature is that he can only spend a limited amount of time there. October 13, 2019 proves that man is shackled to the earth as a reminder that he is made a little lower than the angels. There is wonder in heaven by the eternal beings that look down upon men who believe themselves gods. Nothing man will do can change that he is an eternal being formed by the power of God and that he will always be on this earth a creature lower than the angels. Man is bound by days, weeks, months and years. There have always been seven days in a week and the clocks of men may call the days and months by different names but time remains the same for all.
A final word about the date October 13, 2019 is the reality that time is fleeting. It was just yesterday the calendar read the year 2000 or the birth of a child or the day of marriage or fond memories of childhood on a street far away in time. Nine and one-half months have passed in the 19th year of this millennia with only seventy-nine days left; eleven weeks and two days; less than 1800 hours. Many people who began the year 2019 with great expectations are no longer living. Some estimates suggest 56 million people die every year and it is certain they did not know the day of their birth would be added to the day of their death so soon. Time marches on and death comes to everyone. Tomorrow (if the Lord wills) millions will write the date of October 14, 2019, but will they see God? He has made all men from one blood and placed them on the earth to see the glory of the heavenly. He has determined the preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings. What the Lord desires for man to do is to seek the blessings of the Creator and the hope of eternal life through His Son Jesus Christ. A day will come when the calendar will cease because the world is no more. There will be no days, weeks, months or years. Eternity will span before the vision of all men without end. God is not far from man. He is as close as writing the date. Today is the day of salvation because today is all God has promised. October 13, 2019.