Next, to really adequately set the stage for the story, it is of great importance to establish the answer to this question. Where was God when it all began? This is actually not quite the right question, since “Where?” is a question of geography, and God had not yet invented geography in the opening chapters. However, for us to grasp this idea we must start with ideas that our minds, in their current state, can grasp. We cannot really envision reality before geography.
So the actual answer to the question, “Where was God?” when He began to unfold the story is that, He Was. In the same way that the answer to the question “Who is He?” is that He Am. Our minds come to the end of their circuits while trying to apprehend this, but isn’t it fun to try?
One way to say “He Was” is to say He Was Everywhere. Again because our mind automatically applies geography to this image, the statement is not wholly accurate. It might be just as accurate to say, “Everywhere Was Him”. We could almost minimize Him by thinking of Him as being everywhere, because we might see Him as being a really good multi-tasker, but perhaps spread a little thin. Too busy to really engage in some aspects of the Universe. However, keep in mind, in the preface to The Story the universe Was Him.
(as a reference point, the points of light in this Nebulae are new stars being created, and this Nebulae is one of thousands upon thousands exploding outward in every direction as our universe expands)
Scientists try to explain these ideas with limited minds as well, as if we would try to explain an elephant only using a microscope. They would say that prior to the “Big Bang”, which is their explanation for the genesis of matter and reality, that all the matter of the universe was a supercharged dense mass, roughly the size of the head of a pin. They would say that this mass then exploded outwardly to begin to emit everything that we now see as our constantly expanding universe.
What none of us can picture or conceptualize, or even adequately describe is a reality altogether different from the one we now inhabit. But won’t it be fun to try to describe it.
First, it is essential to recognize that this reality is a Spiritual one. Because we so often think of “Spiritual Things” relative to our existence, we don’t image in our minds, that entire dimensions, or realms exist which our spiritual in make-up. Science cannot describe a type of real, or reality that it cannot measure, envision, or…well…describe.
We picture space as a vast, emptiness, however, images from space do not show this at all. Space is filled with Stuff. Visit the Hubble Telescope site to see what this looks like. In this same way, the Place-That-God-Inhabited, also known as The-Place-That-Was-God is a raging inferno filled with everything that is/was/will-be true about God. Picture a forest fire consuming large chunks of land, and the fire as the essence of such a place. Heat everywhere, smoke everywhere, bright flames, everywhere. This is the atmosphere in a realm in which God IS. (or, which IS God).
Heat, light, smoke….OK, these things are destructive, not such a great picture right!? Except again, our current perceptual mechanisms limit us. These things are desturctive TO ANYTHING THAT IS NOT LIKE THEM. However they strengthen anything that IS LIKE THEM. Add heat, it gets stronger, add smoke it increases and is increased,
The Consuming Fire that is our God, would be destructive to anything that enters this inferno which might be UNLIKE the nature of this inferno. This pulsating mass of LIFE and LOVE and POWER, and PEACE welcomes and strengthens anything that is Like Him in nature. It’s a good thing isn’t it that we are created in His Image. It would be risky for us to be in His presence if we were no longer like Him in Nature.
Where God was as He set out to unfold the story, was in a realm that was Wholly Himself, and Entirely Consumed with His Nature. The Beginning and the End. Like a furnace burning with the source of all that IS.
Perhaps this pinhead idea that scientists describe is simply the place in the Fabric of the Material Realm where God first broke through, and through that pin hole He Exploded a visual, material expression of His nature from this Spiritual realm, which was Filled with Him-Ness, into a material realm, which is still continually being filled, expanded outward in every direction with a material image of a Limitless God.
In the Beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth.
But before that He Was.