God – Part Seven

Don’t be surprised if you don’t understand all about God. No one ever has. If we could we would be as great as He and that would dramatically diminish Him.

Though we do not fully understand Him we can know Him. Some of His attributes help us to know Him.

One of the most mystifying aspects about God is where He is. 

His center is everywhere, His circumference is nowhere.

He is present in each event, though His presence is not quite the same as the presence of physical beings. God does not have a body; He is immaterial. He is the ultimate spirit being.

His omnipresence means He is all present. It enables Him to be present with all of us at all times. That defies our imagination.

There is no science that enables us to be in more than one space at the time.

The fact we can be at only one place at a time makes it all the more challenging to conceive of God as being at all places at one time.

God being all present at all times means nothing escapes His notice. The Psalmist confirms this, “Where can I go from your Spirit?  Where can I escape from your presence?” (Psalm 139: 7 – 18) Though we cannot look on the face of God He continually looks upon each of us. It means you are never alone.

Some people can amazingly multitask, that is do several things at one time. God is the ultimate multitasker. He can give personal attention to every person at once.

God is not spatially limited. We categorize everything along a timeline: past present and future. God is eternal. He always has been and always will be. With Him there is no time He is the creator of all things and will be the consummation of all things. He is the beginning and will be the ultimate end.

God’s omnipresence is not just a theory. It is a foundational truth of redemption. Although we have sinned and deserve God’s judgment, God comes to his faithful people and declares to them “I will be with you.” This means that God is here, wherever we are, but also that God is on our side. He is with us, not to destroy us, but to forgive and to save us from sin.

Historically God came to us physically in the person of Jesus to declare and demonstrate His presence, power. And love.

If you can’t fully comprehend His omnipresence, rejoice. If you could, you would be as great as He and that would not be good. Conversely, He would be equal to you and that would not be good.

Because God is omnipresent, you and I are never alone. Jesus Christ promises to be with us always and everywhere (Matthew 28:18-20).

“The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.” (Proverbs 15: 3)