By Rev. Junchol Lee
We use a calendar that has 12 months and 365 days in it. As it nears December 31st, we feel as though something is getting close to an end, and yet on January 1st it feels like a new beginning. Our life is composed of many endings and beginnings. We may live one life, but within this one life we have many different journeys.
(References: Habakkuk 3:17)
The Writings tell us that time and space are aspects of the physical world, but do not exist as we know them in the spiritual world. In the spiritual world, people's sense of place and time are a matter of their spiritual states – their thoughts and affections.
So when the Bible talks about hours – or any other measurement of time – it is referring to a specific spiritual state.