"Like the incarnation, the creation of the world (universe) is an act of condescension on God's part for the sake of His creatures. Alone in the self-sufficiency of His own being, enjoying the timeless fullness of the intra-Trinitarian love relationships, God had no need for the creation of finite persons. His timeless, free decision to create a temporal world with a beginning is a decision on God's part to abandon timelessness and to take on a temporal mode of existence. He did this, not out of any deficit in Himself or His mode of existence, but in order that finite temporal creatures might come to share the joy and blessedness of the inner life of God. He stooped to take on a mode of existence inessential to His being or happiness in order we might have being and find supreme happiness in Him. His taking a human nature into intimate union with Himself in the incarnation of the Logos, the second person of the Trinity, was thus not what Kierkegaard regarded as the "the Absurd", the union of eternity with time, for God was already temporal at the time of the of the incarnation and had been since the inception of creation. But the incarnation of God stooped even lower to take on, not just our mode of existence, our temporality, but our very nature. As a result of God's creation of and entry into time, He is now with us literally moment by moment as we live and breathe, sharing our every second. He is and will always be with us. He remembers all that has transpired, knows all that is happening, and foreknows all that is to come, not only in our individual lives but throughout the entire universe. Unfettered by the finite velocity light and clock synchronization procedures, He is, as Newton said, the Lord God of dominion throughout His universe. St. Jude exclaimed, "To the only God our savior through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time, and now and forever! Amen! (Closing remarks from "Time and Eternity: Exploring God's relationship to Time") Any thoughts or commentary on this issue of God and time would be appreciated.