Time can be simple in my life now here on earth even in these last days. It is hard because so much of our language is steeped in “time”. Things like see ya later. We actually carry time on our wrist. We meter all music in time. We count the days. TV is set by time. Computers have time stamps. Time permeates everything in our daily lives.
Time is the ancient boundary Creator G-D set around the rebellion. Time is the prison The Lord G-D made for Satan and his worshippers. The so called reality we live every day is an illusion. I will share a story from my childhood that may facilitate understanding time.
When I was a little girl one of my Aunts made a toy out of a shoe box for me to play with. They were often called shadow boxes. She cut a hole out of the ends of the box making a window to see what was inside. In that shoe box she put a miniature house and a street and street lights, miniature trees in the front yard of the miniature house and tiny little people for me to play with. It had a tree swing. I could walk the tiny dolls she made down the street or swing them in the tree swing. We called them shadow boxes because you looked at the scene in the box through the hole in the end like a view finder. They were a lot of fun.
The shadow boxes illustrates how we who live in time look to G-D. Time is the box. We are those people in that shadow box the size and pretty much the dimensions of a shoe box living out our daily lives. Like the shoe box in our illustration, time that is holding all the universes of the second creation, is sitting on a table in a corner of the throne room in the New Heaven.
To see how we function in time in that shoe box and how time works it might help to make a visual picture in your mind of your house being the size that would fit a shoe box. Or even better, if you have a piece of paper draw a box on the paper and put some people and scenery in the box. It can be two dimensional for those of us who are not artists. Or better yet! Get a shoe box that came with a pair of shoes you bought cut a hole in the end and make a shadow box for yourself. Share it with a child you know. Start with the hole in the end of the shoebox so you ca see what is happening inside. You can put in a miniature village or your own home or a school or anything you want to. It all works for this illustration.
Visualize the miniature village in the shoebox as you look at it through the hole cut in the end. This is a great way to understand how G-d is in His Holy Heaven sitting with the “watchers” and “the holy ones” and the Cherubim, Seraphim, and the entire heavenly host watching us here in “time” as we go through our every day lives. It is like looking into a view finder.
Time is no bigger or important than the size of a shoe box.
TIME IS A SHOE BOX SITTING ON A TABLE IN THE CORNER OF THE THRONE ROOM OF G-D.
Creator G-D can hold time in the palm of His hand and so can you.