Where could you go where God is not?
What place could you find free from Him?
Could you hide in the mountains that He made Himself?
Or retreat to where He doesn’t reign?
God was with Abraham in the desert.
And with Joseph while he was in jail.
And with David as he was in hiding.
And with Ruth while she worked in the fields.
And with Esther within the king’s palace.
And with Daniel as he faced his death.
And with Jonah as he ran from challenge.
And with Job as his whole life was wrecked.
God has met people in many places.
He’s encountered each kind of hurt soul.
He’s restored all sorts of situations.
There is no place where He cannot go.
He has moved among all kinds of people, in neighborhoods both rich in poor.
He has moved in workplaces and churches, in high school classrooms and hallways.
And He moves through the work of His people – the people He calls and He sends.
He goes with them as they trust his leading, and take up the mission they’ve been given.
God was with Peter as he was preaching.
And with Stephen as he faced the crowd.
And with Paul as he traveled and traveled.
And with John as he wrote his books down.
He goes with those who still trust His promise,
who believe and who step out in faith,
who consider how God could use them,
and who live to extend their God’s fame,
who respond to His call to disciple,
who take His news forward with grace,
who say to the Lord “I will follow. I will go wherever you want.”
Though some run towards Him and others away, two truths remains unchanged:
God is still God wherever you are, and He welcomes you closer to Him.
God is still God wherever you go, and wherever you go so will He.