“我若说：黑暗必定遮蔽我， 我周围的亮光必成为黑夜； 黑暗也不能遮蔽我，使你不见， 黑夜却如白昼发亮。 黑暗和光明， 在你看都是一样。”
January 17 – God Is with You
I could ask the darkness to hide me and the light around me to become night—
but even in darkness I cannot hide from you. To you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and light are the same to you.
P S A LM 1 3 9 : 1 1 – 1 2
If you could create a high-pressure diving suit and descend to the deepest underwater caves submerged several miles under the most remote surfaces of the ocean, you would still be as near to God as if you were at home asleep in your own bed. You are not alone. Omnipresent is the fancy word that smart people use to state a profound theological reality: God is everywhere. If you feel alone, maybe this comforts you. Or, if you are trying to hide something, perhaps this gives you the shivers. Even if you rode a rocket past Pluto or if you ran away to the darkest recesses of your soul—still you would find God looking for you there because he is everywhere at all times. There is no place you can go to escape his presence. This is a profound and terrifying truth.
Pray for the Day:
Lord Jesus, give me the sense to be aware of your presence today, wherever I may be and in whatever I may be doing. Amen.