Wednesday, February 18, 2009

"All Present"

"When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee." Isaiah 43:2

Where did you wake up at this morning? Did you awake in your own home with your family around you? Did you wake up in a hospital room- either as the patient or sitting by the bedside of someone dear? Did you wake up in turmoil over a relationship that is in trouble? Did you wake up with the threat of foreclosure looming overhead? Did you wake up in a foreign country, away from your home land, family and friends? Did you awake to an emergency? Did an upsetting phone call wake you up? Did you awake to find yourself unemployed? Did you awake to tragedy, pain, heartache, suffering? Did you wake up to an impossible situation? Did you wake up on the mountain, in the valley, in the wilderness, in a storm, facing a Red Sea, in a lion's den?

There are literally thousands of places/conditions we could have awoke to this morning, but no matter where we did we have a promise that our precious Lord will never leave us nor forsake us. Wherever we woke up- at home or abroad, in health or in sickness, in joy or in grief, in riches or in poverty, in sorrow or in peace- this Omnipresent God is there with us.

His eyes look throughout the whole earth- He sees everything. His presence is everywhere. Although God's presence can cover every inch of the universe all at the same time, and does, His Omnipresent nature also means that He is not only everywhere all at one time, but that ALL of Him is present wherever He is. Broken down one step further: it means that ALL of God is right there with you! Every part of Him (everything He has and is)- His love, His power, His mercy, His strength, His grace, His peace, etc.- is ALL present with you. You have His full and undivided attention. You have His whole presence with you. And you have it with you wherever you woke up this morning and whatever you woke up to.

Have a great day. God's Omnipresence means that He is present everywhere all at one time and wherever He is all of Him is present.

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