Did you ever let your mind play with a thought; and just wander?
Everything happened all at once.......like a big bang.......the whole universe materialized and happened and was over; just like that.......a snap of the fingers, so to speak; and that materialization left a giant, almost living hologram.......a kind of programatic picture, if you will, where each part contains the whole; fully imprinted within. And so, each part, each individual, can be anywhere in the hologram at any particular time and experience the rest of the picture from that place. Once we're there, in the illusion, the Divine idea plays itself out, and we simply live the sequential events of time, as they are laid out.......from God's point of view in eternity everything we are; all that we experience has already happened.......the prodigal has long ago returned. In the reality of eternity it's already over and done with and we're safe at home in heaven with God. But in the world that was made, we seem to be stuck in an illusion.......in a kind of dream. Time is an illusion; and when we've all experienced it and have played each part and we get it, or accept it, or forgive it.......it will all disappear; and we will awake, and continue to just be at home with God in heaven.