Think about it. God fills every place in heaven and on earth. He is omnipresent. Our homes, our lands, our states, our nations…our world. Even in the darkest homes, the most “godless” cities, and the most barren and backward lands, God is present. No place can be imagined where God does not exist. He is there. There is nowhere that we can escape His presence.
In the words of the Psalmist, “O LORD, You have searched me and known me. 2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar. 3 You scrutinize my path and my lying down, And are intimately acquainted with all my ways. 4 Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O LORD, You know it all. 5 You have enclosed me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is too high, I cannot attain to it. 7 Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? 8 If I ascend to heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there. 9 If I take the wings of the dawn, If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea, 10 Even there Your hand will lead me, And Your right hand will lay hold of me. 11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me, And the light around me will be night,” 12 Even the darkness is not dark to You, And the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to You.” Psalm 139:1-12
Like the sun always shines, God is always present. Sometimes the earth turns toward the sun and sees its light. Sometimes the earth turns away from the sun and is left in darkness, but the sun is still in its place. The sun is still shining. Sometimes we are drawn toward the light of God by the gravitational pull of His special and spiritual influences…by exciting and supporting grace…and we think God has moved. God drawing near to us is not so much God coming to us, but God drawing us to Him. He is always everywhere. We need to get close to Him, feel His warmth, bask in His light. Oh that God would draw us to Himself in a special way today!
Sometimes the sun’s light and warmth is obscured by the clouds. Sometimes God’s light and presence is obscured by the clouds of this world: the flesh, trials, tests, and temptations, but God is there! Omnipresent. Immutable. Everywhere. Always. Draw near to Him today.