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Have you ever been in a situation where you felt all alone, a time when you felt that there was nobody around for you?
Maybe it was a time when you moved to a new town.
Maybe it was going to college for the first time.
Maybe you have been on a business trip to another city or state.
Maybe you are at home and everyone happens to be gone for the night and nobody you know is available to hang out.
Whatever the situation, you are feeling entirely alone. Maybe you are even wondering where God is when you are having this feeling?
Well the fact of the matter is, is that you are not alone. God is present.
In fact, no matter where you are or what you are feeling, God is there, because
God is everywhere.
Last week we started this series called “Who is God” and we talked about God’s Omnipotence, the fact that He is all powerful, and we looked at the implications of God begin all powerful and how living with that knowledge could affect us in how we lived life.
Today, we are continuing this series as we discuss God’s Omnipresence, the fact that God is everywhere present all the time.
Turn with me to Psalm 139:7-12.
The book of Psalms in near the middle of the Bible. We are going to read what King David, who experienced all kinds of emotions and even loneliness and fear, records about God’s omnipresence.
7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,"
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.
Ok, let’s take a closer look at this passage and see what David is saying then then I want to spend most of our time drawing out some implications of what we learn in this passage.
Understanding the passage
David here says that there is no direction that I can travel that I will be out of God’s presence. When he says God is in the heavens, he is saying that there is no height to which David can travel that God is not there. He says there is no depth I can fall to, for God will be there also.
It doesn’t matter which direction he travels or how far he goes. To rise on the wings of the dawn, talks about traveling so far east, where the sun rises in the morning, but still finding God there. And it would not matter if you traveled to the opposite side of the Mediterranean sea, which is to the west from Israel’s perspective, God would be there too.
No matter where David went, God would be there. He could not even be hidden from God in the darkest of night, because God is there as well.
God is everywhere all the time, 24/7, from eternity past to eternity future, in every corner of space, He is there.
Omnipresence does not equal Pantheism
Now does the fact that God is everywhere mean that He is in everything?
Does it mean God is in the trees and in the water; in the moon or in the stars?
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