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"God, Where Are You?"

October 09, 2021
By Pastor Bill Te Winkle

Genesis 28:16-17 “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.”

Jacob found God on some desolated roadside. Sleeping, he dreamt of the stairway to heaven. Waking, he realized that God was in the place where he rested. His pillow became an altar to God. Bethel.

God is far above the earth we travel. True enough. But God is also alongside the paths of our journeys. Stop to listen for God and God’s presence will be revealed.

You cannot run so far as to be beyond God’s vision. You cannot go so deep as to be out of God’s grasp. If your life is a game of hide and seek from God, then know God always wins.

When God seems distant, pray for God to disclose his presence. In the hospital room; in the coffee shop; in the office cubicle or factory floor; at the graveside of a loved one; surely the Lord is in that place.

May your prayers for God’s presence in the place you dwell lead you to declare,

“How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.”