This I Believe: There is Nowhere God is Not
MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2016 — Psalm 139:7-12
Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. If I say, surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
I will never forget the first time I tried to sneak out of my parents’ home. My mother called out, from behind her closed bedroom door, “Anywhere you go, anywhere you are, God is already there.” Goodness!
Though my mom’s tactic of trying to scare me into behaving may or may not have been the wisest move, she planted in my heart the belief that God is everywhere, even in the basement of my best friend’s home (the place I was headed that night). But God is more than in my friend’s home, God is in all places, waiting to be, for you and for me, what we need.
This day, wherever you venture, know that you are not alone. God is as close as breath is in your body and longs to walk with us, every step of the way. May we be blessed by this understanding and may we experience the presence of the living God this day.