here and now and always

    Some people think that God is somewhere up there, far away. If that is the whole truth, life here and now will be mostly a nose-to-the-grindstone, ho-hum business. But what if it isn’t the whole truth? What if God is also close--literally surrounding you right now as you read these words? What if all the energy and creativity and hope and friendship that we usually relegate to heaven (somewhere up there, far away and later) is instead here and now and always?

“[W]e stand here and now and always in the presence of the great Being . . . who fills and overflows all space, including the atmosphere around our body.” Dallas Willard

“Immanuel (God-with-us).” Isaiah 7:14

“[God] is not far from any one of us, for in Him we live and move and exist. . . .” Acts 17:27-28