The Presence of God

Grace Gems Whiteby Grace Gems

Thomas Guthrie, 1803-1873

“Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend to Heaven–You are there. If I make my bed in the depths–behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the dawn, if I dwell in the remotest part of the sea–even there Your hand will lead me, and Your right hand will lay hold of me. Even the darkness is not dark to You, and the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to You!” Psalm 139:7-12

We cannot shake off the presence of God! When our doors are shut, and curtains drawn, and all is still, and darkest night fills our chamber, and we are left alone to the companionship of our thoughts–it might keep them pure and holy to say, as if we saw two shining eyes looking on us out of the darkness, “You, O God, see me!”

The world called that man mad, who imagined that he saw God’s eye looking on him . . . out of every star of the sky, and every flower of the earth, and every leaf of the forest, from the ground which he trod upon, from the walls of his lonely chamber, and out of the gloomy depths of night! Mad! It was a blessed and holy imagination!

May God help you to feel yourselves at all times in His presence!

“Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account!” Hebrews 4:13

by Grace Gems

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