In the Bible, Jacob was on a long journey to find the girl he would marry. On his way there, who would he meet?
He appeared to Jacob in a dream and made a promise to always be with him and bless him.
In Genesis 28:16 we read, “Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, ‘Surely the LORD is in this place, and I wasn’t even aware of it!’”
How glorious it would be for us today to also meet God the same way!
Well, God is here. But where?
In the doctor’s clinic where a friend learns she has breast cancer. In the funeral parlor where a mother grieves the passing of her son. In a war zone where a soldier fears for his life. In prison, where an inmate suffers pangs of conscience. In an office where someone just lost his job.
In all the places where we long for a loved one far away, where we wait for an unfaithful spouse’s transformation, where we seek the forgiveness of someone we have wronged, where we fellowship with our faith family.
In all the places where we need protection, comfort, wisdom, discernment, peace, courage, self-control.
God is in our home, in our circles, and in our place of work, too. We simply need to call on Him and believe in His presence.
God is . . .
"I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence!" (Psalm 139:7 NLT)
(Note: This is one of the entries in my new book, "Grace@Work," a devotional for the workplace, to be launched in September this year.)