The infinite creator conceived and created everything in a millisecond: he conceived of children like his only son who wanted to return his love. But he knew that love is only possible for beings who are free not to love. This meant creating and bearing in his own son in eternity all that he himself is not and then destroying it - this is the meaning of the crucifixion. All humanity exists inside Christ who has borne the effects of every choice of ungodliness possible - with the result that we all see clearly our choice - God or not God? Our present world displays temporarily some of that life without God - Christ displays life with God, our father!