"God's Presence"

"I am God and not a human;
I am the Holy One, and I am among you."

(Hosea 11:9)

"God's Presence"
A Devotional by Max Lucado
From "Grace For The Moment"

Before you read any further, reflect on those last four words, "I am among you."  Do you believe God is near?  He wants you to.  He wants you to know He is in the midst of your world.  Where you are as you read these words, he is present.  In your car.  On the plane.  In your office, your bedroom, your den.  He's near.

God is in the thick of things in your world.  He has not taken up residence in a distant galaxy.  He has not removed Himself from history.  He has not chosen to seclude Himself on a throne in an incandescent castle.

He has drawn near.  He has involved himself in the carpools, heartbreaks, and funeral homes of our day.  He is as near to us on Monday as on Sunday.  In the schoolroom as in the sanctuary.  At the coffee break as much as the communion table.