My son went to church with me yesterday; a rare occurrence. It is hard to know what he thought, as he doesn't say much. I know he finds my faith confusing in this milieu of radical atheism. But as I tucked him in last night and gave him his blessing, he asked a question which coincidentally had also been raised by a young woman at the retreat:
If God made all things, where did -he- come from?
A good question.
My initial response was that he always was, and that it is a mystery. Not a very satisfactory response, needless to say.
But then the Holy Spirit reminded me that he is outside of time, which is actually pretty helpful. We think of things in terms of pre-existence, existence, and post-existence. But all those things are constructs of time. He is the creator of time, and there is no time before him.
Man asked God's name, and he replied "I Am."
And ever shall He be.
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