Perhaps God is Younger Than We Are

The following quote from G. K. Chesterton dropped into my inbox today:

A child kicks his legs rhythmically through excess, not absence, of life. Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again” to the sun; and every evening, “Do it again” to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we. — G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy.

What a great explanation of why God does not give up on us and how God will be able to spend all eternity in our company without getting bored of us. And with the understanding that in the new life to come we shall shed our sin and once again become young at heart, what a hopeful outlook on our ability to spend all eternity with God without becoming bored with God or ourselves.