Have you ever counted the days till an event you’re excited about? Time can go so slowly when you’re watching it. They say “a watched pot never boils” meaning that the more we pay attention to the time, the more conscious we are of it going slowly. I have certainly had that experience in a lecture or two. God, unsurprisingly, is aware of this phenomenon, and has capitalised on it to drive a powerful truth home. I am talking about the Biblical tradition of “Counting the Omer”, which overlaps with the forty days of the resurrection.
Yeshua walked the earth for forty days after coming back to life. Forty days! Do you know how long that is?