Thursday, December 22, 2005

Where was God last Sunday?

Where is God on Sunday morning? Of course God is everywhere. We know that God is enthroned in the praises of his people. (Psalm 22:3) When we gather to worship – God is with us.

We know that God is there when we pray. Jesus said, “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them." (Matthew 18:20) When we pray – God is with us.

We know that God is there when his Word is read, preached, loved and obeyed. The Lord says, “I am watching over my word to perform it." (Jeremiah 1:12) When the Bible speaks – God is with us.

We know that God is everywhere. “Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the LORD. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the LORD.” (Jeremiah 23:24) “The eyes of the LORD are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.” (Proverbs 15:3) No matter where we go – God is with us.

But did you know that God is back in the nursery? “And Jesus took a child and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them, "Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me." (Mark 9:36-37) When you welcome a child in the name of Jesus you welcome Jesus himself. When we minister to children – God is with us.

If you wonder why so many people are blessed by serving in the nursery. Now you know – God is there.


Bhedr said...

Amen. And that was a blessing brother. God is where simple childlike faith is. A child follows his mommy and daddy trusting them. So it is why we must become children. An infant depends on nursing and if we had the daily mind of an infant then I suppose God would be there helping us constantly. Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word of God that proceeds out of his mouth. Good Post.

I suppose if we all really thought this way then we would be fighting to work in the nursery.

Tony K. said...

That's my goal- well maybe not the fighting part. This post is my January newsletter offering. I like your new profile picture. Thanks for the comments.