Either the cosmos were created out of nothing or God was created out of nothing. The easier of the two to wrap our minds around is that the earth was created out of nothing: the Big Bang theory. We understand matter. We understand particles. It makes sense because it is something we can see. We can experience digging a piece of history out of the ground.
But is God something that we can hold in our fingertips? Can our minds understand something that is eternal? Could you imagine walking a straight line that never ends? What if Jesus told you what eternal life is? Well, he did. “Now this is eternal life: that they (humans) may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began” (John 17:3).
When we know God, we know eternity. Because the Son of God, Jesus Christ, died on the cross as a sacrifice for the sin of all humans, we have the opportunity to know eternal life by building an intimate relationship with the eternal God of all (John 3:16). We have the key to eternal thinking on this earth! And that key is named Jesus.
It is difficult to wrap our brains around something as complex as how eternity works or how God exists, but the intimate relationship you build with the living God will see you through until the end. You can experience God everyday of your life on this earth, and when God loves you, life gets easier.
The difficult part is that we simply can’t comprehend eternity; we can’t understand it. It’s too big for our brains to handle, but that’s where faith comes from. That’s where knowing eternity through God helps us. Just like when God reveals to us a deeper meaning in his Word, in faith, we can believe that our every next step in life is an answer to something we didn’t know about.