A child who looks and recognizes a stranger
Did you ever look at a baby whom you don't know and there suddenly appears to be a recognition from them of you? It may seem to be a strange attraction and makes us wonder if we had ever met in the kingdom where there is no past or present. This may seem a little far out since we know that a child is conceived in the womb of its mother and after nine months is birthed and begins a life out of the sanctity of the womb beginning a life on the earth.
Many times there have been instances when a newborn, or weeks old, may stare for a moment at a stranger or listen to the words one speaks and a sign of recognition becomes a reality. Of course, most people will smile back as is the usual response saying how cute they are when they smile. However, watch the next time and observe their eyes as they may follow your movements or seem to be listening to your voice as if they had heard this from you.
When God created everything we share it was already in existence since if God has no beginning and everything is already in the present perhaps our beginning was also already existing. This of course may sound too far in outer space to think we had a beginning before we were born as a human being. When God told Jeremiah he knew him before he was in his mother’s womb, it sends a reality that there is no past for us as well. Only once we are born as a human there is a new life which prepares us for a physical existence, removed from the spiritual entity that will be ours. Is that life already living before our human birth?
This image of a life already existing in some capacity in eternity and coming to earth as a seed in our mother’s DNA leaves a lot of questions that will someday be answered. Till then we must adhere to the fact that there is more that lies beyond our finiteness to even grasp than to know what remains in the mind of God.
Since there is no beginning of God his creation also had no beginning. If that is not true, then the creation theory indicating the universe had a beginning, places God’s existence with a date to begin. This would be heresy because we teach God is forever; no beginning and no ending. We can go back thousands of years when wars became the obvious outcome of man’s restless spirit to live peaceably; yet with God that happens now. No past in the realm of God, therefore no past within the Almighty.
The article is not changing or even questioning our theology regarding God and the creation of all we have. It only places a thought regarding another mystery about God, our lives as his children, and the importance of relying on the Church to guide our inquiring minds about God.
I know this will entice many skepticisms about our individual beginning, yet explain if possible how we had a birth known to God from antiquity.
Ralph B. Hathaway