“‘The time has come,’ he said. ‘The kingdom of God has come near.’” —Mark 1:15a (NIV)
The Greeks had two words for time, chronos and kairos. Chronos signifies the movement of time—a quantitative and sequential unit, time that is measurable. Kairos is a unique and rare moment—a qualitative, opportune space in time.
God is with us in the chronos: present and accompanying, comforting and challenging us as we walk out our days. He also breaks through the passing of time with particular kairos moments of power, light and grace. In these moments, we experience God’s presence in a deeper, more powerful way.
Frontier Fellowship’s global partners see God at work in both chronos and kairos times. They experience the presence, power and encouragement of God’s Spirit each day as they faithfully love and serve least-reached communities. They also report holy moments of God breaking through in a special way: a heart suddenly opens to the Good News; a chance encounter leads to an opportunity to share the Gospel; a dream awakens someone to Christ’s love.
Where have you seen God at work in the chronos and kairos times of your life? Thank God for His faithfulness. Carve out some time each day, even set a daily alarm on your clock or phone, to pray for least-reached peoples—that they would recognize God’s work in their lives and choose to follow Jesus.