God Unlimited #3 – God is Everywhere
Where do we begin in answering the question, “Where is God?”
God manifests his presence in particular places and situations. But he himself is present everywhere at the same time.
In the Old Testament, God met with his people in particular places – in a bright cloud of glory, at the tent in the wilderness, in the temple.
When he withdrew from them in anger, he made it impossible for them to meet him or experience him. But even then, they could not escape his presence.
In the New Testament, God met his people in the most humanly personal way possible – in his Son Jesus. However, when Jesus was in Galilee, he was not in Jerusalem or Jericho. He was restricted in place.
Yet God himself is not restricted to any one location. God is everywhere all the time. This is what David celebrated:
“Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, ‘Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,’ even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you” (Psalm 139:7-12).
For whatever reason, people try to get as far away from God as possible. Or they go to dark places where they think God is not. But distance and darkness cannot conceal us from God. He’s everywhere.
C.S. Lewis said, “We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade, the presence of God. The world is crowded with him. He walks everywhere incognito.”
As a Christ follower, you don’t want to run or hide from God. You enjoy with assurance that God is always present with you no matter wherever you are and whatever you’re doing.
Even in loneliness and fear, grief and loss, suffering and pain, despair and discouragement – you are not alone, for God is there too. God’s presence even extends to the grave and beyond.
Anselm of Canterbury mused, “How distant you are from my sight while I am present to your sight! You are wholly present everywhere and I do not see you.”
You are always in the presence of God.
Action Step: Repeat these words, “God is always with me. God is with me now.”
~ Pastor Dave