Marvin Arnpriester, Senior Pastor, Sun Lakes United Methodist Church
Richard Rohr, author and Franciscan monk from Albuquerque, made the following observation: “We cannot attain the presence of God because we’re already in the presence of God. What’s absent is awareness!”
Jesus promised that He would never leave nor forsake us. If that is true, then we are never out of the sight, the awareness, the presence of the One who loves us.
Just as a child is never out of the love and care of a parent, so we are never out of God’s love and care.
This tells me we need to do less praying for God to be with us, and more praying God will enable us to be aware of God’s presence with us wherever we find ourselves.
May we be more attentive to the presence of God in our lives each day.