16 Nov Infinity and Beyond
When Buzz Lightyear, a lead character in Toy Story, proclaimed, “To infinity and beyond” my mind swirled with what could be beyond infinity. The concept of infinity fills me with frustrated consternation. I am so limited by the finite. While I can imagine going forward forever I am completely bamboozled when I try to extend infinity into the past. My mind wants everything to have a beginning. I can comprehend space having no beginning because space is nothing but God is, always was and always will be. Truthfully I want a God I do not comprehend. He is so much bigger than any of our comprehensions. What does excite me about the concept of an infinite God is that infinity allows, makes it possible, for God to give each of us His undivided attention. Infinity releases God from limitations. Infinity places God everywhere all the time. Infinity gives God all the resources necessary to meet the needs of everything everywhere. The very idea of each of us having the full attention of God could well feed our natural tendency to be self-centered, egotistical and narcissistic. But it does help to call Him Father and to encourage us to always live in His presence.
As Jonah discovered, one cannot run away from Him. “Whither shall I go from thy spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.” Psalm 139.
Written by Roger Bothwell on September 4, 2008
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