Shalom Aleichem and welcome to my bi-monthly blog!
Continuing from my previous podcast, God gave us Time when He created the Heavens and the Earth. Unlike eternity, time is always moving forwards and never stops. It is never in a state of rest or Shalom.
Since we live in time, how are we to visualise what eternity and God’s eternal will is like? The answer is that we must view eternity not like an endless straight line but as a cycle, reflecting the nature of eternity. This was why God gave us the 7 Days of Creation, this weekly cycle that ends on the Seventh - or Sabbath - Day when He rested. The Creation Account is God’s means for us to see His eternal will at work on this side of time and history. It tells us that, just as in the original Creation Account, there is a future Sabbath or Shabbat when this world will enter into God’s eternal Shalom.