“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom”
Psalm 110:10 (KJV)
Through life I have been blessed with an active imagination and a keen sense of curiosity. This can be an interesting combination as I have found out many times.
I well recall a childhood incident where I was relaxing on the concrete platform at the back of the elementary school I attended as a boy. I was daydreaming and looking at the various cloud formations that drifted by me, high in the sky.
As I pondered on life and the idea of eternity I became frightened. I was thinking of the fact my father was alive for 39 years before I was born. Then I thought back to his father and how he was alive for years before my dad was born. As I progressed further back in my imagination I came to the point where I imagined God alone in eternity.
What really scared me was the notion of someone existing forever. I knew my life was limited, my dad’s life had a beginning, but how could God exist forever? I grew afraid and came to some sense of the fear and wonder of an eternal God.