Why you can't imagine God
I have read that physicists have shown that when particles are accelerated to near the speed of light,time slows down. Should a particle actually reach the speed of light, time would stand still. Though that might be hard to comprehend, it can help us understand the nature of God just a little more.
1 John 1:5 says God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.
Since God is light, time stands still in God’s presence. In other words, there is really no “before” or “after”. God is always with us, and is not limited by time or space. And eternity may not be a long, long time, as we usually think of it. Eternity may mean no time at all. (which is why we will “sing a new song”- if there is no time there is no such thing as a beat!)
What’s the point? Without being aware of it, we often shrink God down to our size in an effort to fit Him into our reality and thinking. It’s easier to conceive of God as a person dwelling in a place called heaven, which functions just like our world.
Yet God is so much bigger, so much more “other” than we can possibly imagine. Let’s remember that the next time our problems loom large — God is more awesome still.
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