Have you ever contemplated what standing (or, let’s be honest.... falling to our faces) in the presence of the Lord would actually look like? Often I imagine the picture on the other side of this world; at the end of my time, in the heavenlies, surrounded by cherubim, enjoying the eternal hereafter, well.... eternally. I see a lot of light, singing, my senses filled to the brim of Christ everywhere. My soul at final and complete peace. Ah yes! What a scene I can envision! Like Paul I often long for such eternal repose. And yet, too often I miss the obvious. Being in God’s Presence is most definitely available to me here and now. Today. This moment. I need not long for my tomorrows. Yahweh is available to me always. He is in every thing, at every where, present every time. His presence is all-consuming.
One of my favorite lines from Paul Baloche’s song ‘Offering’ says, “There is no shadow in Your Presence.” (Listen here).
Envision that snapshot- no shadows anywhere because God is so completely everywhere. And not just without us, but within us as well. God’s light permeates flesh, organ, muscle, bone. It enlightens not just physically but wakes up our senses, softens our hearts, drives out sin, brightens our souls. Can anything else work in such ways? Forget 3D or 4D... God’s glory and light works in dimensions we don’t even have names for. Shadows- whether physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually- cannot withstand the Light of our God. What a thing!
Take a moment today and praise Him for His Light. For His overwhelming brightness. For the absolute clarity the Light of His Son brings to us. Thank Him that no darkness can prevail in His Presence.
1 John 1:5, 7 “This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.... But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.”