7 Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
8 If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10 Even there Your hand shall lead me,
And Your right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me,”
Even the night shall be light about me;
12 Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You,
But the night shines as the day;
The darkness and the light are both alike to You.
From Adam and Eve to Jonah to Judas many people have tried to escape the presence of God. There have been times in my life that I wanted to escape God’s all-seeing eye. Even when we think we have clean gotten away with something we know that God saw and that He knows.
In this section David puts all of those thoughts on paper and brings them clearly to our mind. No matter where we go, God is there. No matter how dark the night, God is there. No matter how high we go or how low we go, God is there. There is no place on this created planet that the Creator is not aware of and does not see His creation’s actions. There are no conversations or plans that God does not hear. From the highest to the lowest God sees and hears all for His presence is everywhere.
For the evil-doer this is an inescapable conscience. But for those who are living faithful to
God this is a wonderful comfort and assurance. God is aware of all of our personal and church plans and needs. He is a part of every conversation and is leading us into His perfect will. I look at this passage as a great encouragement. Wherever I go in service of Christ, God is there. Whomever I visit, God is there. I am never alone in His work for He is always everywhere giving me guidance and protection.
“Thank you God for your everywhere presence. Thank you for always being everywhere I need you to be.”
We look forward to our Wednesday night prayer and Bible study this evening. Kids4Truth meets at 7 as does the youth group. This is an important time of the week for us. Start the new year with a new commitment to joining us on Wednesday nights.
Have a great day in the Lord,