When I was in high school, I went into my girlfriend’s house to find her dad standing in the kitchen, looking at the stove.
“What are you doing?” I asked.
“Waiting for the kettle to boil.”
“Well,” I said, “it’s not going to boil, if you keep watching it.”
I don’t remember his response, but I do know that time is relative.
Eight seconds in a warm shower goes by much quicker than eight seconds on the back of a bull.
Eight seconds spent watching a child under water is much longer than eight seconds hearing a child laugh.
We experience time differently, based on what we’re doing while time passes.
Some people question how God can do the infinite, in infinite time, while still responding to prayers.
Because our own interpretation of time can shift, it may be easier to understand C. S. Lewis’ theory of how God makes time for each of us.
“God is not hurried about the time-stream of this universe anymore than an author is hurried along in the imaginary time of his own novel. He has infinite attention to spare for each one of us. He does not have to deal with us in the mass. You are as much alone with Him as if you were the only being he had created. When Christ died, He died for you individually just as much as if you had been the only man in the world.” ~ C. S. Lewis