I'm sitting with my son talking to him when I notice a bruise on his lip. He's a fairly wild kid with bundles of energy, so it's not unusual for him to bang himself.
"When did you get that boo boo?" I ask him.
"Tomorrow." he says.
I love his answers. I love how he expresses himself. It's adorable.
Sometimes his responses to when things happened are things like yesterday or last week...so totally off the mark when I put it in context.
My favorite one is... "Remember when we went to the zoo? Tell me, when did we go?"
His response..."Last morning."
It's too cute.
My son has no real concept of time. Yes, he understands it in his head, and that's where everything makes sense to him, but he cannot express it correctly. He cannot show that he really gets it. It may sound like he doesn't know what he's talking about, but from the look of concentration on his face, I know that he gets it. He just doesn't know how to say it.
Hashem doesn't either have a concept of time. But it's not because He doesn't get it...not at all. It's because He is so way above us that He is not bound by things that are limited like time.
Hashem is unlimited. He can do anything. He created the world and everything in it. He watches over me and you every moment of the day. Each thing that happens to me is calculated, is measured, is exact.
And since He is so much greater than each of us, He cannot be confined. There is no concept of time when it comes to Hashem.
Do I fully get it?
Not really...but I'm trying. And my son opened my mind a little bit...and he's helping me learn.
There is no yesterday, tomorrow...or even last morning.
It's all one.
Hashem Echod...Hashem is One.