God is with you everywhere you go. Every appointment, errand, conversation, disappointment and accomplishment—from the mundane to the extraordinary—God is by your side. Sometimes our kids “get it” so much easier than we do! A friend e-mailed me a story that made my heart smile:
I thoroughly enjoyed being a Bible Study Fellowship Children’s Program volunteer last night! I sat next to a little guy and noticed that he waved at the ceiling. He leaned over and whispered to me asking me if I wanted to know what he was doing. I said I would like to know and he said that God is everywhere so he was just saying hi!
Don’t you love that?! Don’t you think God loved that?! No wonder Jesus asks us to come to Him as little children. We don’t have to turn off our brains (as some atheists like to threaten). God created our intellect. He’s not threatened by our ability to discover secrets of the universe and how it works. He knows, that if we’re intellectually honest, our discoveries will inevitably point us to our Creator. No, it’s not the intellect of a child that Jesus was referring to, but rather the uninhibited delight and trust of a child who recognizes the deep, unchanging love of a Savior and wants nothing more than to be with Him. It’s the child’s ability to see the reality of God’s presence when the rest of us are too busy to notice.
I’m praying for open eyes as I go through my day. I want to experience His presence as I bake a birthday cake for my daughter, paint cabinet doors for her bedroom (a project I’ve been trying to complete for a year!), grocery shop, finish the laundry, write, work… If you pass me on the street and see me wave at the sky, don’t worry, I’m probably waving at God… want to join me?
I can never escape from Your Spirit! I can never get away from Your presence! If I go up to heaven, You are there; if I go down to the grave, You are there. If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there Your hand will guide me, and Your strength will support me.
Psalms 139:7-10 (NLT)