Breaking out of the box

By Dave Henning / February 27, 2014

“You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.”- Psalm 139:5

While we operate within specific dimensions, God is omni-dimensional, as Mark Batterson notes in Chapter 2 of In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day.  He adds that the phrase “over the water” (Genesis 1:2) comes from the two-dimensional Hebrew word paniym.  Concerning time, paniym can refer to the split second before something happens and the split second after something happens.  In regards to space, it can refer to the space right in front of us and the space right in back of us.

Because we’re on the inside looking out, time and space seem infinite.  But God is on the outside looking in.  Pastor Batterson states that time and space are a finite part of His creation.  Since God has no dimensional limitations, He is all around us all the time.

The author asks that we think of ourselves as two-dimensional characters in a newspaper comic strip.  If those comic strip characters could take on a third dimension, they could jump right off the page.  Prayer, Pastor Batterson emphasizes, enables us to overcome our human limitations by connecting with God.

Today’s question: Do you view your healing, transformational journey as infinite or finite?  Please share.

Tomorrow’s blog: “How we think about God”

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