Patricia Hofer

CS Lewis: God “has infinite attention to spare for each one of us.”

“This is not a perfect illustration, of course. But it may give just a glimpse of what I believe to be the truth. God is not hurried along in the time-stream of this universe any more than an author is hurried along in the imaginary time of his own novel. He has infinite attention to spare for each one of us. He does not have to deal with us in the mass. You are as much alone with Him as if you were the only being He had ever created. When Christ died, He died for you individually just as much as if you had been the only man in the world. … If you picture Time as a straight line along which we have to travel, then you must picture God as the whole page on which the line is drawn. We come to the parts of the line one by one; we have to leave A behind before we get to B, and cannot reach C until we leave B behind. God, from above or outside or all round, contains the whole line, and sees it all.” (CS Lewis, “Time and Beyond Time,” Mere Christianity)

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