Time travel is one of those ideas that never get old, and I’m sure that at one point you’ve also considered whether we’ll ever travel through time. I know this is such a random topic to write about on my blog, but this popped into my head earlier today, and I just had to write about it.
The reason time travel is so alluring to us is because there’s so much that you could do if it ever happened! You ever read and researched about a time period and wondered what it would be like to live there? Maybe you saw the way they dressed, or the experiences they had, and thought about what you would do in that time period?
Some of us may say, “Forget the past!” and want to go into the future, because you can only imagine the inventions you’d witness! The potential would be endless. As exciting as that sounds, I think there are so many factors that go into why it won’t happen. I know, I know, I just dampened the entire mood haha! But really, think about it. Think of the ramifications of this, and what that shows about our value of the present. A few things to consider:
- God is in charge of time. It’s so obvious, but that literally makes the difference, because He has ordained things before we were here. Which leads to my next point.
- Everything is beautiful in its own time. That’s a Bible verse, Ecclesiastes 3:11 to be exact. It means that the time period we are living in has an immense amount of value and we can’t diminish it because of our desire for other time periods. We often romanticize other time periods than our own, without realizing they had problems that we would despise today.
- Time travel assumes that our lives are expendable to any age. This ties in to my second point, but I don’t think we can take ourselves out and just go to any place without distorting the relationships and identity that’s critical to our existence. We usually view ourselves individually as an individualistic society, but we are a collective humanity.
- No matter what time period, we are still human. No matter what technological advancements we make, sin is still the same within us. There will always be an unequal playing field in our human experience because of selfishness, greed, and ultimately rebellion against God.
There are other reasons why I don’t believe we’ll engage in time travel anytime soon, but that’s why we have comic books and science fiction to entertain our imagination at least! We can create stories with our imagination and explore what we think it would look like. But when I think about it, time travel isn’t meant to be. God is forever present with us, time is in His hands, and He is the beginning and the end. Even though we can’t travel through time, I’m totally fine with the purposes and plans of God that surpass our wildest imagination!