Wednesday, January 25, 2017
God is Everywhere!
Here's an excerpt from yesterday's reading, with our kind of conversation that follows:
Grandfather (Bedstefar): Can I trust you to look after this part of the work?" "Oh, yes, Bedstefar," cried the boy eagerly. "I want to help, too," said Siri. "Can she help me screen the dirt?" Erik asked, ALWAYS HAPPY to work with his sister."
That "always happy to work with his sister" made me give a questioning look at Bryson, and he quickly retorted, "That would be a fairy tale or non-fiction for me and Brennan." LOL!
Before I got the boys off to school, we read today's devotional from "Devotions for Kids". It was about "ornamental fruit". Imagine that. Yesterday I posted about "fruit bearing": Thanks, God, for affirming what I already knew. Some fruit looks pretty, but its strictly for looks -- not to be a refreshing, delectable blessing.
Right when I thought I needed to be tucked away, did I hear God's reminder: "I am everywhere! Wherever you are, whatever your situation, I am there. When you’re rejoicing in My presence, I am there. When you’re alone, I am there. When the sun is shining or when it’s raining, I am there. I never take my eyes off of you. I never leave you alone. I never forsake you. I constantly take care of you." Hebrews 13:5 “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
There is no question that "coming away" with God with no distractions is a beautiful thing, but that's not His requirement. Being in touch with our Father is being in touch with His creation -- from His creatures to His kids to His Word and to His sweet voice that says "I am with you in all the in-between times of your life. I will never leave you or forsake you. Where you are...I AM!" SWEET!
Psalm 139:7- Where shall I go from your spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend up into heaven, You are there: if I make my bed in hell, You are there."
God is everywhere!