If God is always everywhere, then He is here. He is here as I type and here as I eat and here as I drive and here as I make phone calls. At one level, I have known this for a very long time (i.e., on a true-or-false quiz, I would have confidently checked “true”). That kind of knowing was tame and comfortable; it never interrupted me in the nitty-gritty of life. Lately, though, things have been different. As I go about my usual business, I find myself startled, almost shocked, by the possibility that “true” might actually be true. What if He is, quite literally, in this office or car or kitchen, and I wasn’t even aware of it?
“Surely the Lord is in this place, and I wasn’t even aware of it.” Genesis 28:16
“There comes a moment when the children who have been playing at burglars hush suddenly: was that a real footstep in the hall?” C. S. Lewis
“We have classes to attend, sales to make, reports to write, floors to clean, children to tend, planes to catch, and one more customer to satisfy. . . . [I]f we are looking for God’s presence in the midst of it, then all of life becomes an opportunity to encounter the sacred.” M. Craig Barnes