The Word of God:
“Truly Yahweh God was in this place and I never knew…” Genesis 28:17
One way or another, consciously or unconsciously, people are searching for God. Many are not even aware of the deep spiritual yearning in their heart; they only know the restless ache for meaning and try to satisfy it any which way they can. But the place where God is most readily found is the place we least expect to find God, right here, exactly where we are; here, now in this moment, in this place. The problem is, as seen in today’s Word, we fail to recognize God because we don’t expect God to be in the people and the events that fill our days. We forget that God is present in the ordinary every day moments of our lives. And we most certainly forget, that the place where God is most at home is in the depths of our being. God is with us, wherever we are.
Take some time now to reflect on this… As you look at the people around you, here and now, and the place you are in, repeat these words slowly, reflectively… “Truly God was in this place and I never knew…” Ask God to help you to see something of God’s Spirit in those around you. And now, place your hand upon your heart… look within…, God’s Presence is not only around you, but deep within the heart of your own being. As your hand rests gently upon your heart, whisper quietly into your depths, “Truly God is here…”
God is always with me…God is in this place.