Atomic clocks provide the most accurate time standards in the world. Unlike mechanical clocks, an atomic clock keeps time by carefully measuring the frequency of vibrating electrons. There are more than 260 atomic clocks around the world. Most of them use an atom of caesium. The basics for the atomic clock were developed by the Ameri- can physicist Isidor Isaac Rabi at Columbia University. As a result of his work, he received a Nobel Prize in physics in 1944.
More recently, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has taken timekeeping to an even higher level of accuracy with the invention of the quantum clock. This atomic clock is thirty-seven times more precise than the existing international standard for keeping time. While the current atomic clock used by the NIST in Boulder, Colorado, loses one second every 100 million years, the standard deviation of a quantum clock loses one second every 3.68 billion years.
When Christ came into our world as a man, the Bible says God sent Him in “the fullness of the time.” In today’s language we would say that Jesus entered our world in human form at exactly the right time. Heaven’s clock is not only more accurate than any timepiece on the planet; it is able to predict events thousands of years into the future.
God is not limited by time. The Lord knows all things, past and future, and He sent Christ to redeem us at just the right time. Studying prophetic time in Scripture will build your faith and lead you to trust the Bible. Have you accepted Jesus as your Saviour? Now is the best time to receive Him.
Lord, You make all things beautiful in Your time. Bless my life today with Your perfect timing.
For Further Study: Dan. 9:20–27; Matt. 1:22, 23; 2:1–6; Gen. 18:14; 21:2