BEFORE CREATION – Revelation 13:8
“The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast,…”

“When I lay these questions before God I get no answer. But rather a special sort of ‘No answer.’ It is not the locked door. It is more like a silent, certainly not uncompassionate, gaze. As though He shook His head not in refusal but waiving the question. Like, ‘Peace, child; you don’t understand.’” C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed