God is omnipotent and omnipresent. He is all-knowing, all-powerful, and is present everywhere, all of the time. Psalm 139 reminds us that there is nowhere we can go to hide from God – not depths, heights, darkness, or the far side of the sea. Yet at times we feel separated from God, at times we feel we can hide from God. At times we feel distant and ask: “Where is God in my life?” But the real question is: where is my place in God’s plans for my life?
God has promised to always be with us. In the decision to become flesh, to dwell amongst us as Jesus Christ, God fulfilled His promise completely. At birth the divine spark is planted in each of us. This inner light is our connection to God. For some who never respond and do not enter into a relationship with Jesus Christ, the spark is still there, its light shown in the inherant goodness found in all humanity. For those who do enter into a relationship with Jesus, that light leads us to become the continuing incarnation of God in the world. We become a part of God’s redeeming work in the world as we extend His presence in the world, just as the Holy Spirit is God’s active presence in us.
Each day we must ask the question: where is my place in God’s plan for my life today? Through prayer and through time in the Word we connect to God and seek to actively discern where and to whom God is calling us this day. It is in His presence that we find where He is active in our life and where God is calling us to be active in our world. This day may we find the time and space to bow down, to worship God, and to to praise our God and may we bring that out into the world with us.
Scripture reference: Psalm 132: 1-10