ATTRIBUTES of GOD- Part 2; God's Infinitude
a worship devotional for musicians
inspired by A.W. Tozer: The Attributes of God: Vol. 1, A Journey Into the Father's Heart
We started last night with the Infinity of God. As I've mentioned before, for our brief pre-practice devotional we will be discussing one attribute of God each week based on the book "The Attributes of God" by Tozer. (If you still need a copy of the book, come see me. I have more) We opened the discussion reading Col. 3:1-3. Tozer mentioned in the first chapter an illustration that CS Lewis used. Lewis described a white piece of paper and then drew a short line on it in the middle of the page saying that this line is time, we are a dot on the line and God is the paper. Picture the paper going on forever, but the line stays where it is. God has no limits or boundaries. He has no beginning or end.
We talked about last night how it is easier to understand time going on forever starting now or starting from when we were born and then moving on forever from there but even that perspective is a linear one restricted by time and it is harder for us to imagine going BACK in time ...forever...and even then, that is still linear and God is not restricted by the line of time and He transcends it...He's the endless white paper.
Daniel Hasty said this last night that i thought was a really neat perspective. And I won't be able to quote him very well since he is the linguist and I am definitely not, fo' sheezy. You know Daniel is studying to get his PHD in linguistics specializing in southern dialects (I think I have that right, Daniel) They study this in his classes: that all of the sentences we say has a time reference, it has a "tense" to it whether it is present tense, past...etc. which is why when we start to think and talk about the infinity of God we start fumbling to find the right words and even our very thoughts about it get confused because we speak in tenses yet God's very being is without them so even our own description about God is so restricted.
We are still on the line describing God from the line. Thankfully, God is not restricted by the line and is fully complete in every aspect of His being. Hallelujah!