When my son Christopher was about four years old he asked a very funny question… “Mommy… is Pop-Pop older than God?”
I had a little giggle and answered, “No son, God is older than anything… even Pop-Pop! Christopher, God is eternal”!

How do you explain eternity to a four year old.  Christopher’s length of days were not even a blip on the timeline of history! Almost everything was older than him!
Under all that sweet and cute innocence was a very profound question… one that has been asked throughout  the ages… just how long has God existed?
We know, from many verses in the Scriptures, that it is very clear that God is eternal… easy to say… vastly complex to understand!
Eternal… the Ancients had an easier and more concrete way to describe God’s eternal nature…
They used words like…
The Ancients used words for eternal that my four year old could more easily understand.
HE has always been…. HE is now…. and HE will always be… what a big big thought. HE was before HE created time and HE will be there at he end of time… 
Not only did God created time… HE is outside and other than time…HE is the master of time!
 What a comforting thought. Our great God who loves us more than we can comprehend holds time… all time… OUR TIME… in HIS nail pierced hands!

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  1. Your post made me remember an incident from when my children were young, two grade school age and three toddlers/infant. We had a big chalk board in the upstairs hall of our house. After church on Sunday I would write one of the verses featured in the service that morning. One week I had written “Be still, and know that I am God”. Only to later hear my oldest saying to his sister “Oh, no, she is NOT!” which cracked me up.

  2. Yvonne,
    I’m so grateful for Christopher’s questions!!! Look at the amazing young Christian Man he is becoming! You have been faithful to rear him in the likeness of the God whom he has come to know as his own!”Train up a child in the Lord…” you have followed His directions well, dear friend!Have a blessed Sunday!

  3. Yvonne, Thank you for visiting Flora Doora and your comment! That rainbow was just a blessing after a long trip and getting lost along the way! Makes me so happy that your guests enjoy the Flora Dooras…. that’s what it’s all about! Thank you for letting me know!

    Flora Doora

  4. So refreshing and thought provoking to read these on Sunday morning! As always, God bless you for sharing and spreading the gospel.

  5. Thank you for your God given wisdom and the sharing of it! These Sunday posts really lift me up and start my week off in the best possible way. Have a blessed week Yvonne!

  6. It’s difficult to comprehend time as being eternal…our minds are so small.
    Yvonne, I know your post reaches many prayer warriors and I’m praying that many will stand in the gap for Canada. Tomorrow is election day here and we need a touch of God in determining our next Prime Minister. If anyone can stand with us in prayer to pray for God’s Will in Canada now is the time. Thank you.

    1. Avis I have just prayed. You are the first person to mention the great need from a Christian perspective. I feel so uninformed but I am praying here in the USA.

      1. Thanks so much. We are told to love our neighbour and praying for a neighbour certainly shows love. Watch for tomorrow’s results. Avis

  7. What a comforting thought. Our great God who loves us more than we can comprehend holds time… all time… OUR TIME… in HIS nail pierced hands!

    This part reaches into my brain today. You know that feeling of time standing still? Or suspended? That is what God did for my husband coming home from a work conference on Friday. Amtrak has no train over the mountains from LA to our Central Valley so his bus was rerouted a different route. And he’d be home later. But then he texted, The mountainside just fell on our bus. Everyone is okay. We don’t know how long we will be stuck. Over 200 vehicles were in this min boggling mudslide. He kept his mind on John 16:33. “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.””
    ‭‭John‬ ‭16:33‬ ‭NKJV‬‬
    And time seemed at a standstill as the bus driver held the bus steady when moments before it was rain but now it was a mountainside roaring down upon them. The bus stayed steady. As cars bumped into the bus, my husband said no one felt it. One hit the side, was swirled around and hit the bus front straight on. No. No jolt did the bus feel. And the people in the other car did not get hurt. The deeply set rail that held the mud was designed to keep these people slide to the other lanes and go over the edge of the mountain. That belittled railing did its job. And day turned to night and night to day so time did not matter. As my husband told two young men, full of themselves and belittling the driver who stood up to them that though he can’t force them to stay, they will not be safe leaving. My husband did not realize his thoughts were spoken aloud, while he never looked up–Its mighty dark out there. Do you even know where you are?? And how will you know where to go? The young men sat. For truly, that vast group was on God’s time. Man’s time meant nothing. Eventually, a four hour trip which took nearly 24 hours brought him home safe and what a great awesome thing. Mangled cars. Turned over vehicles. Yet not one injury. Praises go to God for the ending to this story. God knows the beginning to the end. And being on his time is all we have a choice to do at times? Thank you for this post of comfort

  8. It is so comforting to know that our God will always be there, no matter the time or need. I am forever grateful that our children, and now grandchildren, were brought up attending church; they know on whom to rely upon. Thank you for always sharing the beauty that is our Lord.

  9. One day we will all meet the Eternal God you speak of and I sure want to be ready! I’m so thankful that He is the One who prepares me for that; first by saving me from my sins by His sacrifice on the cross and secondly by working through me to make me more like His Son. I have to be willing for that, but the achieving of it is all Him. Thank you for this wonderful post.

  10. I love The Stonegable blog! What a beautiful combination of extraordinary decorating and recipe ideas combined with a believer’s love of God! Thank you for blessing my heart!