God’s eternity is not simply timelessness, rather He fills time with eternity. Our time, which became corrupted, fragile and falling apart into a regrettable past, an unsubstantial present and a fearful future, was redeemed by Jesus Christ.
He brings us an understanding that transforms our seemingly unchangeable memories of pain and regret, into gratitude. Thus transforming our present – it is no longer the unbearable sum total of meaningless suffering, but the glorious conclusion of joy as the hidden value and meaning of life is revealed. Similarly our future is no longer bound to a fallen past; it is no longer doomed to be a continuation of the guilt and shame of the past. He liberates our future. In Him our future is unrestrained by a fallen past … it is no longer doomed to repeat it. Our future is now in the hands of Him who makes all things new.
He fills our time with His eternity and so heals it. Redeemed time is no longer fractured into a regrettable past, a fearfully uncertain future, resulting in a tormented present.
In Him every moment fills with value; empty confusion makes way for rich insight. My present is connected to the history of my salvation and drawn forward by a playfully exciting future.
God has deprived evil of its claim upon your life … not only its claim on your present moment, not only its claim on your future, but He has even deprived evil of its claim on your past!