A professor of biology, who was an atheist, wrote on the dry erase board, “God is nowhere!” A student raised his hand and asked, “Sir, may I try something?”
“Of course,” said the professor.
Walking to the front of the class he moved the “w” from “where” to the end of the word “no,” and the sentence read, “God is now here!”
Wherever anyone is, God is! There is no place, nor can there be any place, where He is not. He is the Creator, Sustainer, and Governor of the universe.
There are approximately seven billion people on our planet occupying seven billion different places. Each of them could, if they would, say with equal certainty, “God is now here.” No one is closer to or further from God at any time in any place. Again, wherever anyone is, God is.
Do you remember the story of Jonah? God had a plan for him. It was to travel east - to Nineveh. But Jonah had his plan, and he decided to go west - to Tarshish. He crossed half of the world trying to get away from God, and when he got there, he found God waiting for him.
There was a king who made the same discovery. He said, “If I go up to the heavens, You are there. If I make my bed in the depths, You are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there Your hand will guide me, Your right hand will hold me fast.”
We may be above the clouds in an aircraft, or on the floor of the ocean in a submarine; but, He will be there waiting.
Prayer: Thank You, Father, for Your presence in our lives knowing that “You will never leave us.” Never! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 139:8 If I go up to the heavens, You are there. If I make my bed in the depths, You are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there Your hand will guide me, Your right hand will hold me fast.