Jeremiah

God Is Everywhere

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Do you ever think about how big God is? Not in the context of mass as in how big he is in size as we do physical beings, but how big he is in reach as in his omnipresence. God reveals his omnipresence to Jeremiah in chapter 23 verse 23-24. It says:

"Am I only a God nearby, declares the Lord, and not a God far away? Can anyone hide in secret places so that I cannot see him? Declares the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth? Declares the Lord."

When I read this, I realize how finite our imaginations are. We only understand space and time as we’ve been exposed to here on earth. But I think of heaven as a place without time and God as being able to supersede what we understand as space. Can we really comprehend being in all places at all times? I don’t think we can, because we only understand the laws of physics and the temporal limitations that we’ve been exposed to on earth. And can we understand eternity? No beginning and no end? I’ve heard it said that when Jesus came to earth to die for us, he stepped out of eternity and into time. In other words, he existed in a place where time doesn’t exist and stepped into our world where time is linear and measured. You might be thinking to yourself, what does it matter? Well, I think it helps to think about these things because only then can we begin to understand the majesty of our God. The bible tells us that his ways are much higher than our ways and his thoughts are much higher than our thoughts. This portion of scripture is just one example.

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We should never forget about how incredible our God is. There is nothing too difficult for him. Though we may not be able to grasp it, he exists everywhere all of the time. God created space and time along with the world in which we now live. It just gets me thinking… If God created space and time, what were things like without it?