A Little While
How long is “a little while?”
I recently asked the Lord why I was somewhere, and how long would I be there.
Naturally, it was not up to me, but Him.
When I visited the place, he showed me right then why I was there.
But, for how long? And would I stay?
He answered a few days later.
He said “A little while.”
In the bible, sometimes we have a day equal to a thousand years.
Sometimes, a day is a year.
A time, times, and half a time is 3 ½ years.
A week is 7 years.
But how much is “a little while?”
What were the circumstances when “a little while” was indicated in the Bible?
Jesus, in his brief ministry, told the apostles he would not be with them much longer.
And when he left, he was leaving earth.
Jhn 7:2 Now the Jews’ feast of tabernacles was at hand.
Jhn 7:33 Then said Jesus unto them, Yet a little while am I with you, and [then] I go unto him that sent me.
It indicated a time of light vs. darkness, and a last chance to accept the light.
It also indicated that when he left, it was where they could not follow him there.
Jhn 12:35 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walks in darkness knows not whither he goes.
Jhn 13:33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek me: and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come;
Before the crucifixion, at the last supper…..
There was just hours left then, and followed by a 50 day waiting period for the holy spirit.
Jhn 16:19 Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said unto them, Do ye enquire among yourselves of that I said, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me?
Hbr 10:37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
It may be “a little while” that we stay somewhere, before we move on to another assignment God has for us.
It may be “a little while” before none of us are here anymore!
Maybe we should prepare for the departure, and what lies ahead, before we leave.
Maybe, we only have “a little while” left.