Do you ever find yourself encountering a word or phrase over and over in the space of just a few days?
This last week or so the words have been slightly different, but the core concept has been consistent: awareness.
Most of us are more attuned to be aware of what we perceive to be God’s absence in our world. We see the tragedies and trauma that abounds in our broken world and we feel God-forsaken. But maybe the real issue isn’t as much God’s absence as it is our lack of an awareness of God’s presence.
On Mar’s Hill, Paul quoted a pagan philosopher who said, “in him we live and move and have our being” (Act 16:28).
Writing to the church at Colossae, Paul reminds them that in Christ “all things hold together” (Colossians 1:17).
Jesus told his disciples, “On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you” (John 14:20).
The only absence of God that we experience in this world is a perceptual one. The inescapable reality is that we constantly live in the presence of God.
Today, attune your heart to God’s presence with you.