Thanksgiving at Mom & Dad’s house always has great food and exciting (usually loud) conversation. This Thanksgiving we got into an interesting conversation about creation and time.
The earth is millions of years old?
The earth is a few thousand years old?
Genesis is literal?
Genesis is allegorical?
Seven days or seven eons?
How long did it take to carve the Grand Canyon?
Where on the timeline do we find dinosaurs?
Do you see that light from the Andromeda Galaxy 2.5 million light years away?
I don’t know the answers. But, maybe God is not the “I Was” or the “I Will Be.” It is possible God is the ever present “I AM” because He is not limited by time. Perhaps God did not just create the events ON a great timeline. Maybe, He created the line itself. Kinda brings new meaning to the phrase “God’s timing” doesn’t it?
And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”
Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”
– John 8:58 NKJV
I’m keeping an open mind on all the things I haven’t any real idea about, like how Creation happened and when, etc. I like your thoughts Mark. Also, in the words of one preacher, “When John the Baptist was asked if he was the Messiah, a paraphrase of his answer might well have been: ‘I am not! But I know I AM!'”