Am I a God near by, says the Lord, and not a God far off? Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them? says the Lord. Do I not fill heaven and earth? says the Lord.
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We all want God to be near. From the time we lay fearfully in the dark to the time in our adulthood when we carry our darkness around with us, we want to know we are not alone and that through the din of human voices, God recognizes our cry. A life laced with prayer is one that may well be satisfied with knowing a God who is near and yet there is more growing to be done in our lives of discipleship. Many still sit in the darkness longing for the comfort of light. We who carry that light have a choice to shield it from the winds of the world so that it continues to comfort us alone. Or we can stand closer to those in darkness with the light we ourselves have been given. Funny how we always expect God to move around to be near us when perhaps we could be the ones who reveal God's nearness by drawing closer to one another.
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Lord God, comfort the ones in fear and darkness with the light we can bring closer for them to see. Amen.
Deb Grant, resilient child of God, creative tinker of paper, ink, wood, shiny things, paint and words. The human amusement of a parrot and a dog.
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