TIME and the I AM


How many people reflect on the fact that we calculate 

TIME; the clock; the calendar, out from the moment 

that Jesus Christ was born ? 

We say we are in year 2023, counted and calculated 

from the TIME God manifested His Presence by 

being born in humble and obscure circumstances. 

Apart from the 3 years He spent in Ministry, He 

spent his young life in the same hidden and 

unspectacular way, and His Death on the Cross was 

the way of a criminal.


When we meditate on "Glory be to the Father, The 

Son and the Holy Spirit, as it was in the Beginning, 

is Now and Ever shall be, world without end", we 

exit the concept of TIME.


 "I AM the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord 

God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, 

the Almighty".

Revelation 1:8


But what is TIME? 

We consult watches, clocks, to see what time it is, 

the pendulum of a clock, with it's regular motion 

back and forth, due to it's sideways positioning and 

the power of gravity, is the basic instrument for  

the measure of timekeeping.


We can say that TIME is movement; earlier I did

this and that, and now I do something else.


In contrast; God is immobile, He is Still. 

He is the same today as yesterday, and as He will 

be tomorrow. 

He can not change, that is His most obvious 



"He says, “Be still, and know that I AM God; I will 

be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in 

the earth.” 

Psalm 46:10


"Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites 

and say to them, 

‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and 

they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I 

tell them?”  

God said to Moses, 

I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the 

Israelites: I am has sent me to you.’”

Exodus 3: 13-14


“Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before 

Abraham was born, I AM!”  At this, they picked 

up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself,  

slipping away from the temple grounds."

 John 8: 58-59

"There are many more things that Jesus did. If all 

of them were written down, I suppose that not even 

the world itself would have space for the books 

that would be written". 

John 21:25


TIME is a concept, an idea, a constructed narrative. 

I am not judging it as neither good nor bad, it is not

a criticism. We all have the experience sometimes

that TIME flies, TIME stood still, TIME was very 

long, etc. 

Outside TIME there is the TIMELESS; 





Everybody seems to have an opinion on Israel/Palestine, and many are ferocious

and aggressive in their  standpoints. People living far away from the Middle East 

are fighting and arguing, people are out on the streets demonstrating.

Who has the right to be there, and who has not. 

What about the Mass immigration of most Western countries which is taking place 

today; people from often different cultures and very importantly; different religions, 

who are replanting the indigenous populations, and are getting preferential treatment 

to them?

Is that not also a question of rights?

What is happening on the West Bank is unimaginable, the amount of people being

killed, innocent people. And what happened on the 7.October is unimaginable.

The situation would have been resolved if there was a true 

political will to do so, but there isn't.

But everybody has an opinion on it, or they take sides.

For me, when there are atrocities of this scale, I find it hard to take in.

For this reason, I am more touched by the disappearance of the little 2 year old 

Émile, who vanished almost 4 months ago from the little French village Haut-Vernet in the French Alpes, I think and pray for him and his parents, especially his mother, it breaks my heart.


When the European white man came to America, he simply just took the land from 

the Native Indians, whose land it was, he killed them and bundled them into reserves, 

took everything from them, their whole way of life. 

He did the same in Australia to the Native Aborigines, who had always lived there,

and whose land it was. 

The English did it to the Irish, they took their land and made the Irish poor tenants on their own land, where they grew mainly potatoes for survival. When the potato crop failed due to blight, the English protestant landlords let the people starve to death.  

The discrimination against Catholics continued, it was the protestants who were privileged, and this was the cause of 30 years of war in the North of Ireland that they called "The troubles" which only ended 25 years ago.

Indeed in the independent Republic of Ireland too there was discrimination. Catholics were forbidden from studying in Trinity College in Dublin for example, a ban that was only lifted in 1970.

Every war that has ever been, took place because man seems incapable of not making 

war; the 1.st World War emptied out every French village of young men, the suffering 

was unimaginable, it continued in the 2.nd World War when the atrocities carried out 

by the Nazis revealed the bottomless pit of evil depravity that the human being is 

capable of. They would go in to houses and take small babies and carve them up in 

front of their parents,  they burned entire villages with all it's inhabitants; 

Oradour- Sur- Glane for example.

And this is fairly recent history.

The capacity for evil seems to have no boundaries, and when it comes to bombing

innocents civilians there is only one word for it and the word is evil. 

But isn't it strange how there are wars, conflicts and persecutions that get no or very 

little media coverage, and others that get non stop attention.

I have, unlike most people that I know with opinions on Israel, lived there for 

several months as I worked in a kibbutz in my younger days, I got to know both Jews 

and Palestinians. But while many in the West are inflamed about this situation, they 

are completely unmoved and untouched about the terrible and brutal killing of the 

most vulnerable of all; unborn babies, which takes place on a daily basis, in very 

high numbers, and this has been the case for many decades. 

This is also genocide, and these unborn babies suffer the pain inflicted on them.