Time and Timing are of the Lord. Time on earth, in our world, began at the Creation of the planet around 6000 years ago. However, our Timeless and Eternal God has not only always existed but time is no consequence to Him. Humankind will discover on Judgment day when all the books will be open….along with the Book of Life (notice that there is only ONE Book of Life, and many books of the deeds of everyone else who ever lived!).
The vastness and fathomless depth of the Universe is incomprehensible. This is confirmed by Commander Scott Altman, the great American astronaut who was sent up by NASA in the STS-125 Atlantis space shuttle to fix the Hubble telescope in May 2009. After watching a private presentation where he explored the sheer size of the discovery of over 3000 plus galaxies picked up by our amazing Hubble telescope, Commander Altman stood in awe of the majesty and power of God as He read from Genesis 1 about the “real big bang” – that is – when God spoke the world into existence. The word of a man who has seen the universe close up as opposed to a 19th century failed seminary student who hated God – Charles Darwin, naturally is more credible.
The self-existent God not only gets to determine the time of a person’s life, but the timing of every event in that person’s life. It has always been so. Daniel reported in Daniel 7, as he saw a vision of God as He really is - who holds 10,000 years the same as we would a week-long vacation. Daniel said in Chapter 7:9-10 "
9 “I watched till thrones were put in place,
And the Ancient of Days was seated;
His garment was white as snow,
And the hair of His head was like pure wool.
His throne was a fiery flame,
Its wheels a burning fire;
10 A fiery stream issued
And came forth from before Him.
A thousand thousands ministered to Him;
Ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him.
The court was seated,
And the books were opened....Daniel 7:9-10
Daniel's incredible vision is a perfect representation of not just what the One True God looks like but what is going to happen on Judgment Day when the "books were opened". The brief experiment with man, which God came up with but which also cost Him the Life of His Son - the Creator of all things - is over, when Daniel recorded this, under inspiration of the Holy Spirit. At this, the God of Eternity, to Whom six or seven thousand years are about seven hours in Eternity.
When we were young, many years ago, time seemed so slow. The summers felt as if they would never end. Time seemed to drag. But now in the approach to senior years, time flies. A year feels like a thousand minutes to us. It feels thus, because That Day, when the Books are open, is fast approaching. Our lifetimes may appear to like one night watch to the Ancient of Days. However, if we approach life with an eternal perspective and understand the Power, Majesty and Richness of His Glory, we will spend Eternity with the One Who holds Time in His Hands- our Time. It's an amazingly incredible thing!