The president of the United States of America is currently in Nairobi having arrived last night for a two day visit. It is quite a memorable event not only the fact that we are having the first visit from a sitting president of such a powerful nation, but also the fact that the president has some roots in Kenya through his father.
The excitement in the general populace is understandable and that is reflected in the mass media as well. The journalist of one daily paper described the moment between the president getting off the plane and leaving the airport in his official car as below:
“History, in those seven minutes was frozen in time. And when memory will fail the witnesses, the media archives will remind the coming generations of when Kenya’s son came home with the instruments of office as the leader of the world’s only superpower firmly in his hands. “
Read more at: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000170321/excitement-as-obama-lands-at-jkia-in-historic-homecoming”
What struck me in that description is the first sentence, “History ,…frozen in time”. This made me think of the desire inherent in all of us, humans to grasp or hold on to the most exciting moments of our lives, hoping that it would never end. I believe this is a God given characteristic and it is achievable, only not in the realm of time because, time in its very nature has a beginning and an end.
I do not wish to be very philosophical, but would just say that the real experience of being born of God allows us to enter the realm of eternity now, where the presence of God which is the highest experience man can get to is accessible. I believe that is why scripture would say, “…And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:(Eph 2:6)” The heavenly places are outside the limits of time and space.
This is a developing thought and it has been helped greatly by a brother who writes more about it here.