The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…
"Thou Art There"
God made His creation in a measure that seems to human minds both infinitely large and infinitesimally small. This is not literally the case because vast as both physical realities are, God Himself exists as the only infinite reality.
"The heaven of heavens cannot contain Thee" (II Chronicles 6:18).
Our wondrous Lord spiritually transcends all things, dwelling beyond all measure, whether we consider the "out there" of space, or the "in here" of atomic and sub-atomic substance. The Creator is not His creation, forever existing separately in substance and being. "Thou art God alone" (Psalm 86:10). However, His involved presence pervades anywhere and everywhere. The Psalmist referenced this universal Divine attendance, as it were, when he discovered that regardless of where he set his gaze on creation, "Thou art there" comprises the primary light and reality (Psalm 139:7-12).
While beyond our full understanding, the truth we consider actually bears the most practical implications of our own existence. We presently cannot see, hear, or touch our Maker as we "walk by faith, not by sight" (II Corinthians 5:7). However, if the God of Scripture exists - and He does - and if He actively works "all things after the counsel of His own will" - and He does - we can only walk in reality by determining to seeing the Light that "shineth in darkness" (Ephesians 1:3; John 1:5). Quiet contemplation by any human being reveals and confirms that we all live from deeply within - "out of it (the heart) are the issues of life" (Proverbs 4:23). Even the most ardent atheist knows he is something more than mere physical substance (regardless of how much he may bluster, "I and everything about me are only a collection of molecules!"). We must therefore determine in our hearts to join Moses, who "endured as seeing Him who is invisible" (Hebrews 11:27). Indeed, we merely spin the wheels of our existence if we deny or ignore the truth that "in Him we live and move and have our being" (Acts 17:28).
Conversely, if we determine to believe in the pervasive presence of our Lord, we make possible a walk in the Light that bears great effect on everything in our lives. While we see little of that which can be seen, we do see enough to be empowered through the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Holy Spirit to see measures of the Immeasurable. We thereby think, speak, act, and relate far differently, basing our perception of Truth on the Word of God and its blessed promise of the work of God. "In Thy light shall we see light" (Psalm 36:9). Is God here? He is. Is He there? He is. Knowing and affirming such reality prepares us to see enough of our Lord's presence and activity to respond in a manner that fosters peace in our hearts, and power to "walk in the light as He is in the light" (I John 1:7).
"For of Him, and through Him, and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever."
"From everlasting to everlasting, Thou art God."
Weekly Memory Verse
"His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue."
(II Peter 1:3)