How He Sees Us

While I certainly cannot claim to know the mind of God, I sometimes wonder how God sees us. A key point to keep in mind is that God transcends our space-time reality, yet we exist within time. This would mean that at this very moment, not only does God see me typing away, God also sees me in my mother’s womb, he sees me when I graduated high school, and sees me at the moment of my death. It’s all there before him. What might this be like? Let me offer a crude analogy.

Perhaps you can recall a time when you were out in Nature and took in a sight like the one shown below:

Notice I said “took in.” When we see something like this, we do more than see. We experience all of Nature as a whole. It comes to us in its entirety and can even overwhelm us. Yet if we so choose, we can focus on something. Perhaps we focus on the road. A particular mountain. A cloud. We see it all and see something at the same time.

Well, maybe that is how God sees us. An entire life laid out before him. And while God can “take it in,” He likewise can focus on any aspect of our life. And in doing so, we might experience his presence. In other words, God can see us as a whole, and in the moment, at the same time.

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One Response to How He Sees Us

  1. Ilíon says:

    If one likens existence (by which I mean the state of existing) to a gemstone, say a diamond, one might say that we experience our lives-in-time and the world as a whole like someone who sees one facet of the diamond, but God experiences all our lives and the world as a whole like someone who knows the diamond in its entirety.,

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