Motion defines time. Before people invented sundials or atomic clocks - there was still a whole world full of movement. Flowers bloomed. Berries ripened. Blades of grass bent over slowly as the dew set upon them. Frogs hopped, deer grazed, tigers pounced. And the moon waxed & waned as it played with its pull toy, the sea. But before human history, there was no artificial measurement of “time”.
Most examples of motion in nature are known to relax and/or surge at unpredictable moments. In fact, very few things seem to move with any natural consistency. The invention of man-measured "time" reflects our mortal desire for some reliable constant. But only one Movement is, or can be, truly constant.
The Almighty God is as constant as human beings are inconstant. Paradoxically, however, God is also dynamic. The Divine Word, who was In the Beginning with God, He came into the World and - somehow - changed. Jesus became incarnate, died, rose, ascended, and began dwelling in spirit within each of his followers. He changed, changed again, brought change, and keeps on bringing change still today. Yet, the LORD changes not.
God is perfectly constant, and yet God is dynamic. What a Mystery!
But perhaps we digress...
Keeping all this in mind, about motion and constancy, let's go back a couple of posts and re-examine the Time when, presumably, God existed before any physical matter. What must that have been like? We've already determined, in all practical sense, that there was a progression of "Time". Also, somehow - because God is one who Moves - there was Movement. Before there was physical matter, God was moving. Somehow. But HOW? In what manner and by what means was God moving? Or, to put that another way, what was God's Movement like, in that Time?
For starters: Did God have any Place to move in, to or from?
To be continued...