El Elom
Wisdom's Corner
El Elom

I like to watch science fiction movies. I particularly like movies about space. Even though much of the story lines of these movies are well beyond what humans will ever be able to do, it is still interesting to watch these movies. I sit and wonder about what it would be like to do certain things.

What would it be like to be a time traveler? Imagine being able to jump from today to a time 1000 years from now! Some scientists and philosophers have some theories about how that could be possible. But almost all of those theories will only take you back in time. And of course, all of the theories are useless because man will never be able to travel through time.

However, God lived before there was time. And He will live after there is no time (that sounds very strange, doesn't it?). And God can see what will happen in the future. God is not bound by time. He is timeless.

In Isaiah 40:28, we read, "Hast thou not known? has thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding." The words 'everlasting God' comes from the Hebrew 'El Elom.'

The name means the Power of the Ages or the everlasting God. God is limitless. He is not only the self-existent one (Jehovah), not only the all-powerful one (Elohim), not only the provider (El Shaddai); He is everlasting and is not limited to one period of time. This is what is meant in 2 Peter 3:8 when it says, "But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day." He is just as powerful now as He was at the beginning of the earth when He created it. Time means nothing to God.

I want to live with God. It is exciting to think about living with the Creator of the Universe. It is exciting to think about living with the One who can see beyond time. The only hope we have to live with Him is to obey His word, the Bible. He tells us what we must do to live with Him in Heaven.

Until next time, keep studying your Bible. And if any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you.

Mark McWhorter

Copyright 1999

Published by The Old Paths Bible School