Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. You return man to dust and say, “Return, O children of Adam!” For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night. Psalm 90:2-4
Today’s scripture has me thinking about time.
When most of us think about time, we think on a horizontal yet what we are actually experiencing is on the vertical. Past events seem real, and future occurances also seem real, yet for us the only thing that is truly real is the moment in time that we are presently experiencing.
Let me illustrate: I am expereincing this reflection as a moment, which happened at 5:54AM on 2019.06.07. (It took me a few minutes to write it which is why it posted at about 6:29am.) When you read it, you are expereincing it in your moment which could be hours or even days after my pondering moment passed. My moment no longer exists, but yours is happening while you read and ponder this. Granted, the evidence of my moment is this blog, but my moment is gone.
What I am trying to say is that our experiences are caught in the specific moment. We can only truly see what is there in front of us as we sense the smells, sights, sounds, etc. We can’t stop time nor can we manipulate time. We simply exist in and with time.
God, on the other hand, created time. He dwells outside of time because he wasn’t created in time. He is in this moment that I had, and he is in the moment you are having.
So to sum it up, God created you, me, and time. Your moment and my moment are connected through him. Therefore, this is God’s time.
I guess that makes him Father Time!