What Do We Know?

It happens every four years. Well, not always. Sometimes it skips a year, but there’s an equation for that I have not committed to memory.

Our planet takes roughly 365.25 days to orbit the sun. But not exactly. It takes Earth approximately 365.242189 days=365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds, to go around the sun. Our calendar needs to synchronize with the astronomical year, otherwise our seasons would eventually not align with the calendar. This would be annoying if not devastating, because over a period of about 700 years our summers, which we’ve come to expect in June in the northern hemisphere, would begin to occur in December! 

I think it interesting that we have to adjust our timetable to sync with His. Not the other way around. The extra day in February is our feeble attempt to compensate for that which we cannot control. Don’t understand? Not many people do and here’s why…

Isaiah wrote on God’s behalf:

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways
And My thoughts than your thoughts. “(Isaiah 55:8-9)

Now if we could do something about Daylight Saving Time!

3 thoughts on “What Do We Know?

  1. Lynda Mazzella

    “feeble attempt to compensate for that which we cannot control.”
    So true on so many levels. Thought provoking. Thanks.


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