Recently there was a sign out in front of a Church that read, “Don’t make me come down there and it was signed God!” People were amused about it and shared it with each other. It didn’t amuse me at all because I know God to be present here and now. Isaiah 41:10 reads, “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous hand.”
Man is never, ever separated from his creator. This is a Truth that is very comforting to me.
As Christians, we have heard this forever and it is easy to identify that God is Love when we are witnessing good in human experience. What happens when we are a little uncomfortable or things are not as we have outlined? Often times like that have us entertain doubt or lose faith in God. God never changes! God is Love and that means at all times. Psalm 46:1 states, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”
Man can never, ever be separated from God, Good. All we ever need to do is to wake up to this Truth. Challenges do not mean punishment but opportunities to learn more of God and our relationship to Him.
Today as I am praying to God, I am so aware that I am not praying to an old man in the sky ; therefore I am not attempting to make Him more manlike but am realizing my oneness to the Father. As divinity embraces humanity, it does not cease being divinity. In Romans 8:38-39 it reads, “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Man is never, ever separated from God, and it is up to us to recognize it and claim it for ourselves. It is always Truth, though so always unchanging and permanent.
Many years ago, there was a popular song with the title as that above. The melody was also beautiful and a few years back the original performer was in a nearby town and sang this song and we went to see her. For days after, I would sing this around the house. Some of the words were “From a distance, God is watching us”. Suddenly, one day I just stopped after saying those few words and corrected it! We are not separated from God! He is always right here with us. In Psalms 46:10 it reads, “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” No where does it say He is far from us. That Truth is so comforting to me.