Presence of God in All Things
by Dr. D. Wayne Beeks | April 13, 2018
Sometimes in the midst of the wrongs and suffering in the world, we look around, and hope to see the presence of God in our lives, and in the world around us. Back in graduate school I had a professor that introduced an acronym I hadn’t given much thought to, “BGO”, which stands for “Blinding Glimpse of the Obvious.” It’s a term that simply means, sometimes the truth, an answer, or something you’re looking for is right in front of you. We’ve all done it, searching for something that’s right in front of us the whole time, and for some reason you simply don’t see it, until you do.
The same may be said with the presence of God. You won’t have to look far to find evidence of God’s presence, simply look to the world around you with open eyes, and you can see the wonders and beauty of God’s creation is all around. Sometimes that beauty is surrounded by thorns, such as the beautiful cactus blossom is surrounded by thorns. Perhaps because of thorns, the pain and suffering in our lives, we have become blind and numb to the many good things and of the beauty all around in the world we live. Nothing that is, isn’t part of the Lord’s plan, for the signs of His great works, big and small, are all around if we choose to open our eyes, and see.
“Blessed is that man who has done with chance, who never speaks of luck, but believes that from the least even to the greatest, all things are ordained of the Lord. We dare not leave out the least event! The creeping of an aphid upon a rosebud is as surely arranged by the decree of Providence as the march of a pestilence through a nation. Believe this, for if the least is omitted from the supreme government, so may the next be, and the next, until nothing is left in the Divine hands. There is no place for chance, since God fills all things.” C. Spurgeon 1891.
God is present in all things, and to all who shall believe in Him, He will always be by their side.
“And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.” (Revelation 21:3).
Thank you God for all the blessings you have, and continue to bestow upon us. God help us to open our eyes and see the presence of you in our lives and to appreciate even the small things in our lives that make up your great works; for nothing that is, exists by chance. You are truly a magnificent God, and we are all truly blessed.
In Jesus’s name we pray,