Near Though We Cannot See Him

Yesterday morning, as I sat at my table by my front window and ate breakfast, I so much enjoyed watching the birds on the other side of the glass. We were only about 6′ apart, but they could not see me because of the glare of the morning sun against the glass. Yet, if I moved suddenly, they would see that movement and fly away in fright. I could not help but think that I had filled the feeder that was over this bird’s head, and I would surely scare away any larger bird or animal that would come to harm them. Yet, they did not know that, and even were afraid of me.

That led me to think how my Heavenly Father, though I cannot see Him, is even nearer than I was to that bird. He is spirit and we cannot see Him, but He is there.

Jesus said in Matthew 28:20, “I am with you always.”

Hebrews 13:5 reminds us that He said, “I will never leave you nor abandon you.”

Psalm 16:8 says that He is at my right hand, and Psalm 73:23 tells me that He is holding my right hand.

Philippians 4:5 tells us that “the Lord is near.”

This past year has been one of incredible challenges for all of us. On top of the pandemic and social unrest, many of us have had to deal with illness, injuries, death, betrayals, and a multitude of other crises. The pandemic and social distancing have left many of us feeling very alone and isolated. So, it is good to remember that we are never alone. The same God who created the universe and gave us life is near to us; He is with us and will never, ever leave or abandon us. He is near, protecting us, and providing for us in the same way that I do for my little birds, except that His protection and provision are without fault or fail.

Now that is a track in the sand that I can follow without doubt!

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