Lake Tahoe & the Eternity of God

I was re-reading a chapter in one of my favorite books, A.W. Tozer’s “Knowledge of the Holy.” The chapter is on the Eternity of God and the quote that stood out to me was, “because God lives in an everlasting now, He has no past and no future.”

I tried to wrap my head around it but couldn’t. Then I thought of our family trip to Lake Tahoe a couple weeks ago. Standing on the shore of South Lake Tahoe after parasailing for the first time, I tried to see the other side but couldn’t. I just kept staring, looking like an idiot, but thinking, ‘do I need new glasses? Had parasailing changed my vision forever?!’

No. In fact, the lake is so long that due to the curvature of the earth you can’t actually see the other bank! But I could see the mountain beyond the far bank. And I could turn around and see the massive mountain at my back. And now, back at home, it clicked.

In my frail human understanding, this is what God is like. Infinite. So infinite that I can’t see the other bank of time that He is on, or past or whatever. Time curves but there He is towering beyond & behind, timeless! I think Psalm 90:2 was made for me in this moment! I still can’t fathom God’s eternality, but I have a fantastic picture from God’s creation until I can be with Him in heaven and experience that eternity firsthand!

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