When was God born? Who are God’s parents? How old is God? Can you hear the questions of a child? We as adults understand their questions though we chuckle to ourselves then gulp and try to explain that God has always been. How do we explain to a child something we cannot understand ourselves?
Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting… 1 Chronicles 16:36
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever You had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God. Ps 90:2,
As finite beings with finite brains we cannot grasp the eternal. That used to cause me anxiety but now it causes my heart to praise. When I get pushed into a corner and my mind will not stretch any further, I well up with a heart of gratitude – that I cannot comprehend God. If I could, He would not be God. It is a reminder that He is far greater than I am, and that He understands and knows all things, and I do not.
God is so great that we cannot begin to know him. No one can begin to understand eternity. Job 26:36 (TLB); How great is God—beyond our understanding! The number of his years is past finding out. (NIV); Take a long, hard look. See how great he is—infinite, greater than anything you could ever imagine or figure out! (MSG)
The Westminster Shorter Catechism says, “God is Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness and truth.”
He is eternal in all His attributes.
God is eternal in His being.
God is eternal in His wisdom.
God is eternal in His power.
God is eternal in His holiness.
God is eternal in His justice.
God is eternal in His goodness.
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the end, says the Lord, who is and who was and who is to come, the almighty.” Revelation 1:8
After serving 16 years full time on the staff of America’s Keswick, Diane and her husband moved to North Carolina where she continues to serve part time as a contributing writer and Partner Care Consultant. She is also a Biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.