Patricia Hofer

Christ lifts us out of the timeline.

In “Time and Beyond Time,” Lewis writes, “… the difficulty comes from thinking that God is progressing along the Time-line like us: the only difference being that He can see ahead and we cannot” (133). What we need to realize, instead, is that God “is outside and above the Time-line.” God is always seeing us in wholeness and totality. As Lewis writes, “…what we call “tomorrow” is visible to Him in just the same way as what we call “today” (133).
The hope of catching even a glimpse of this eternity, something more than their limited, natural lives, drew people to Jesus Christ two millennia ago. And the same is true today. To open our heart to Christ lifts us out of the timeline into something that is secure and lasting. In the now-ness of eternity, the constancy of God’s life is ever rushing to us and through us, steadying us, comforting us, and sustaining us. (Yielding to Wonder, chapter 59)

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