June 11. Eleven Words (the meaning of I AM). by Susan Cowger 4 Comments Water carries no history or future Connected to thirst Like God *
Craig and Bethany says
You're right. I never thought of that, no history or future, just a given — like God. Brilliant! I'm going to think on this for a while. You peel away another layer and I see the impossible made real — the never ending, never beginning, completely different than time nature of God. Funny, time seems to be the anomaly.
All makes perfect sense.
Susan Cowger says
Think of geology, fossils and rocks, or pyramids and Great Walls, or even the Velveteen Rabbit–everything on earth carries with it a history of sorts, an imprint of where it has been and what it has been done.
And looking forward, we do everything with hope of a future, the hope of seeds, eggs and pregnancy, of eating and growing. We look at the past and predict the future.
Although water cycles through and around us, within time, water is always just water. Unchanged, by past or future. It is constant and unremarkable within time.
And it carries with it the association with thirst. Thirst, a desperate and pressing need, a longing that is never completely quenched.
Like our need for God.
People wonder when I say God has no history or future–but God is outside of time. To have history or a future one must be within time. We cannot fathom time's absence. I look at water as one thing that does not change through our experience of time and somehow it makes being outside of time easier to comprehend.
It makes God easier to comprehend.
S. Etole says
your words require a bit of pondering time …