Where is God?


This week I have been reading Psalm 139. This is one of the many Psalms written by King David. This one reveals his profound awareness of the presence of God...

Where can I go to get away from your Spirit? Where can I run from you?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there. If I lie down in the grave, you are there.
If I rise with the sun in the east and settle in the west beyond the sea,
Even there you would guide me. With your right hand you would hold me.
— Psalm 139:7-10 The NCV Bible

During the time of David’s life God’s presence on the earth was symbolised by being in (or around) the Ark of the Covenant (Yes, the one in the film Raiders of the Lost Ark). However, because of David’s personal relationship with God he understood that God was everywhere! In this section of the ‘poem’ he beautifully captures the truth of God’s presence. I think there are two sides of knowing that God is everywhere: 1. It may keep us from doing certain things! 2. God is not restricted to one place on the earth and wherever we go, he is with us!

Gary Bastin - Hope Community Church leader

Gary Bastin