Space is big

Space is big.

Very big.

In fact the latest scientific understanding, if I understand it correctly, is that the universe is infinity large — and expanding.

On top of that there may be an infinite number of parallel universes which gives the size of the multiverse as being an infinity of infinities.

As I said, space is big: Much bigger than you or I can comprehend.

So where does that put the God who created it all? Not before the Big Bang. Space-time in which we exist came into existance at the Big Bang, so if there was no such thing as time until after the Big Bang, there is no such thing as before the Big Bang. For God to have created a universe, or multiverse, God must exist outside of the framework of time.

Which is where the reading at this morning’s service at Holy Trinity Huddersfield comes in.

But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
2 Peter 3:8

Peter is saying that God does not operate in the same time frame as we do.

God who created everything there is in a universe too large and too wonderful to comprehend and exists independently from time is not like us at all. We are unable to fathom out what God is like or what God does.  How awesome is God?

We can only know a small fraction of what God is like and does, and yet the Bible tells of a God who wishes to relate to humans, firstly through a few people, then through a nation, and then the unimaginable happened: at a certain place and time God made himself present in the universe, God made himself in a human image in order to bring all humans to him.

God became something that humans can relate to. Which is what the mystery of the incarnation is all about. If you want to know what God is like in a way that is understandable, look at Jesus.

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