“Whatever the cost to us in loss of friends or goods or length of days let us know Thee as Thou art, that we may adore Thee as we should.”
“Up now, slight man! Flee for a little while they occupations; hide thyself for a time from thy disturbing thoughts. Cast aside now thy burdensome cares, and put away thy toilsome business. Yield room for some little time to God, and rest for a little time in Him. Enter the inner chamber of thy mind; shut out all thoughts save that of God and such as can aid thee in seeking Him. Speak now, my whole heart! Speak now to God, saying, I see Thy face; Thy face, Lord, will I seek.” – St. Anselm
What shall we do with this knowledge of Your infinitude that is most difficult for our human hearts and perspectives to grasp?
This limitless characteristic of the Father is impossible for our limited minds to take hold of. In His grace, He gives sight to the blind. “Now we must expect to receive the treasure of darkness and the hidden riches of secret places.”
When it is said that God is infinite, it means that He knows no bounds. Whoever He is, and all that He is, He is without limit. He is boundless, measureless, infinite.
“But God’s infinitude belongs to us and is made known to us for our everlasting profit.”
We’re constantly being frustrated with the limitations of this life. The fact that we are running on a schedule, running out of time, and running against the clock, all speak of familiar ways that we are aquatinted with the tragedy and tension of limitations.
However…”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. 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.”
What freedom we’ve found to run with the Lord, instead of against the limitations of this life. There is a time and season for everything, but He does not answer to a ticking clock. This ticking clock called process and time answers to Him.
He will accomplish everything that He desires to accomplish, in perfect order and in perfect timing.
The foe of the old creation becomes friends of the new. All of us who are in Christ share in the limitless of life. In Him, there is life for all and time enough to enjoy it. And this is eternal life: to know the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom He has sent.
The governor has been taken off the process and law of time, offering us limitless opportunity to live.
We’ve been given eternity to know the eternal, infinity to know the infinite.
Looking through this infinite glass, we find that time, grace, and mercy aren’t the only things that are without limitation in the life of God. “His love is measureless. It is more: it is boundless. It has no bounds because it is not a thing but a face of the essential nature of God. His love is something He is, and because He is infinite that love can enfold the whole created world in itself and have room for ten thousand times ten thousand worlds beside.”
Boundless love is unimaginable, but the very concept of its reality brings rest to our souls and joy to our hearts.
“This, this is the God we adore,
Our faithful, unchangeable Friend,
Whose love is as great as His power,
And neither knows measure nor end.
‘Tis Jesus, the first and the last,
Whose Spirit shall guide us safe home;
We’ll praise Him for all that is past,
And trust Him for all that’s to come.”