God did this so that men would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us. Acts 17: 27
A couple of years ago, one of my dear friends gave me a little Daily Devotional book entitled Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young. It has beautiful and powerful messages for each day “written as if Jesus Himself is speaking to you. Because He is. Do you hear Him calling?” This is one of my favorite entries:
“I am nearer than you think, richly present in all your moments. You are connected to Me by love – bonds that nothing can sever. However, you may sometimes feel alone, because your union with Me is invisible. Ask Me to open your eyes, so that you can find Me everywhere. The more aware you are of My Presence, the safer you feel. This is not some sort of escape from reality; it is tuning into ultimate reality. I am far more real than the world you see, hear, and touch. Faith is the confirmation of things we do not see and the conviction of their reality, perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses.”
May we feel His presence and hear His call for “He is nearer than we think!”
Our most gracious and loving God, how grateful we are for your love and presence. May we be able to see you in all the small, simple, and magnificent ways you show yourself to us each and every day and always praise your most Holy name. Amen
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