Your throne was established long ago; you are from all eternity. (Psalm 93:2 | Psalm 92)As humans we are limited by the world we live in. We are limited by time and space. We are limited by our own failings. We are limited by the blindfold of sin. As a result we often put our own human limitations on God. Perhaps not deliberately or consciously, but because we live in a box with limited views, we tend to pull God down into that box and relate to him like he is trapped in our box. Yes we have a few holes here and there that we can look through to get glimpses of eternity, but God is not in our box. God is not confined by time and space and can see the past, present, and future all at once. God is not limited by this world.
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. (Ecclesiastes 3:11 | context)God has given us the ultimate view out of our box.
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)Sin is a blindfold and only leads to death. Christ provides the ultimate glimpse into eternity, today. One day, through Christ, the holes will be gone, the box will be gone, and the view will be vast, endless, limitless.
More and more my prayer is that I will look through the lens of eternity as much as is possible from my box. God's eternity. The eternity he has spoken about in his words to me. The Word. God's eternity that is shown in Christ. Not my temporary little holes.
About the photo: credit The Photo in this post is taken at the Hole in the Rock at Papago Park in Tempe, AZ.