We are talking about the omnipresence of God. If I take all the scriptures of the Bible and sum them up in one verse, I have got to read Jeremiah 23:24. God told the prophet Jeremiah these words. “I fill the heavens and I fill the earth.” When I mention the word omnipresent, that is kind of a difficult sounding word, isn’t it? It kind of sounds like a term that Dr. Spock would use on Star Trek. “Omnipresence, this is Captain Kirk.”
What does the word omnipresence mean? Omnipresence can be defined as God’s complete essence is fully present in all places at all times. God’s complete essence is fully present in all places at all times. The word omni means all, the word present means locality. To put it into modern day metroplex vernacular, God is everywhere. Say that with me. God is everywhere. So when you hear the term omnipresence, remember God is everywhere. Now the omnipresence of God makes a lot of people uncomfortable. “You mean God is everywhere? You mean God saw that? You mean God was in on that transaction? Whoa.” And because the omnipresence makes us uncomfortable, we like to devise systems in order to limit God, in order to confine God.
Eleven days ago I took a group from this church over to Germany and Israel and I had the best trip of my life, seeing all the spots where Jesus walked. We toured castles, archeological digs, you name it, we did it. One of the best things of the trip, though, was when I boarded a Lufthansa flight because the Lufthansa agents were kind enough to bump some of us up from coach to business class. I had never flown business class before and I am here to tell you there is a big difference between business class and coach when you are flying about eleven hours one way.© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: C3 Global Aid