The Comfort of His Presence

 

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Imagine going to town this morning. You pull up to the red light and turn to see that the car in the lane next to you is someone that’s close to you – your husband, parent, pastor, or friend. You nod and wave, acknowledging their presence. The light turns green and you go on. When you arrive at the library to return your books, you open the car door and there’s that same person that was at the green light. They smile and watch as you go into the building. “I didn’t know we were going the same direction today,” you might think. You jump back in your car and head to the salon for your hair appointment. When you walk in, there sits that person again, reading a magazine. You laugh, perhaps, shake your head and walk into the room where your stylist is waiting for your arrival. Imagine that everywhere you went today that same person showed up. They didn’t threaten or frighten you, but you are very aware of their presence.

 What kind of difference would there be in your day today if you saw Jesus’ face in each of those scenarios? Think of it – at every turn, you see Christ. In the line in the grocery store, His gaze is on you. As you speak to your family, His ear is leaning your direction, listening. He is in the family room as you surf the Internet. He hears your conversations with your fellow employees. Would there be a difference in how you’d spend your day, in the things you would talk about, in how bold you would be to witness? I know it would for me, that’s why I often pray that the Lord would make me more aware of His presence in my life today, because He is there every single moment. Consider these verses:

Proverbs 5:21 For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and he pondereth all his goings.
Psalm 125:2 – As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.
Proverbs 5:21 – For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and he pondereth all his goings.
Proverbs 5:21 – For the Lord looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men.

Should this be a frightening thought for us? No, the more we come to know God, the more we understand Who He is and that He is there to be our Comforter, Guide and Friend.
Look beside you, and be comforted that He is with you there today and every day.
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