Monday, April 9, 2012

An Always God~

Her question didn't catch me by surprise.

Not at all.

Not one bit.

After all, by question standards, this one begged to be asked. And, answered.

"Ms. Stacy," she said with a look that left no one wondering if this four year old was completely perplexed, "I just don't get it. How can God never have been born? I just haaaaaaaaaaaaaaave to know!"

I told you. This one is definitely in the top ten list of questions.

Imagine yourself in my shoes,
seated in front of an entire room of curious children who,
now,
all had to know.

Little did they know,
I was one of them.

And, I'm guessing you would have blended in with us that morning, as well.

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Haven't you
        always wondered the same thing,
                                                          too?

Our small finite minds cannot begin to wrap around a God who
WAS,
and IS,
and ALWAYS WILL BE.

And, I'm glad.

I love that there are questions upon questions upon questions for which I have absolutely no answers. The not knowing keeps me human. The incomprehensibility of God , keeps God, God.

But, precious, little, inquiring minds want to know. Thus began my feeble attempt.

"It's hard for us to understand, but God was never born like we were. He has just always been. He doesn't have a start or a finish. He is God all the time...forever and ever."

Their wrinkled foreheads and titled necks let me know this answer hadn't come anywhere close to satisfying their need to know.

"But, how can that be?"

"It just is."

"But, how do you know?"

"The Bible tells me so."

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.~ Genesis 1:1, NLT

In the beginning the Word already existed.
The Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
 He existed in the beginning with God.
God created everything through him,
and nothing was created except through him. ~ John 1:1-3, NLT


God, the Holy Spirit and Jesus,

the Trinity,

already in existence, before the world came into being.

Before one word was spoken into the void, The Word was.

We read from God's Word and we try to grasp a God like this.  A God who amazes and leaves us speechless. A God who extends beyond even time itself and yet, has all the time in the world to be in our midst as we ponder and wonder and shake our head at the sheer enormity of it all.

"So," this inquisitive little heart finally sums up, "What you are telling me is that God is just always, ALWAYS, right?"

"Yes, sweetheart.  That is exactly what I'm telling you." 

We look at each other and smile. 

An always "always" God. 

The answer fits, so we tuck it into the corner of our mind that haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad to know.

And we are more than satisfied~


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4 comments:

  1. That's a concept I'm still trying to wrap my mind around!

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  2. An "Always ALWAYS God" - I love that! I am glad He is an "always ALWAYS God filled with worthy, noble, love things!!!

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  3. That question baffles me. I love that God is too big to wrap my mind around! Great post.

    Elizabeth by way of Soli Sisterhood

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  4. an always always God/ the great 'I AM" forever ....

    Sweet !

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