Hosea 5-8, Revelation 1

8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”

John’s vision in Revelation opens up slew of questions about the nature of God. What is His infinitude? How do we comprehend an entity that goes both directions forever in time—both past and present? In our day to day language, we use “limitless” or “boundless” to exaggerate insurmountable categories but there is no true earthly source that is without bound or limit.

Tozer on the topic points out that “infinite” is only truly a term that applies precisely to God:

“How completely satisfying to turn from our limitations to a God who has none. Eternal years lie in His heart. For Him time does not pass, it remains; and those who are in Christ share with Him all the riches of limitless time and endless years.”

He elaborates on the benefit of knowing an infinite God.

“God never hurries. There are no deadlines against which He must work. Only to know this is to quiet our spirits and relax our nerves. For those out of Christ, time is a devouring beast; before the sons of the new creation time crouches and purrs and licks their hands.”

If God is truly infinite, and all life that is sourced in Him must find their rest in Him, then there is nothing to fear in time. The time we spend here is to make and glorify Him as best we can knowing that we will perfect these skills in eternity.

“But there is more. God’s gifts in nature have their limitations. They are finite because they have been created, but the gift of eternal life in Christ Jesus is as limitless as God. The Christian man possesses God’s own life and shares His infinitude with Him. In God there is life enough for all and time enough to enjoy it. Whatever is possessed of natural life runs through its cycle from birth to death and ceases to be, but the life of God returns upon itself and ceases never. And this is life eternal: to know the one true God, and Jesus Christ whom He has sent.”

Jesus,

Thank you for the Gift of eternal life in you. Help me make the best use of my time in the present. I look forward sharing all eternity with you.

– Christian

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