Your visit—Love's caring presence

Omnipresent means present everywhere at once. The omnipresence is God. One of the first and continually deepening lessons we learn is what this means to us in daily detail. Children, before they can even say "omnipresence," have a sense of the presence of good. They learn they can let go of their parents, turn off the light, and feel cozy in the presence of this reality. Praying parents find they can send their children to school, camp, or out into the world with assurance, trusting the fact that God is indeed present wherever the children are.

For all the comfort the knowledge that God is with us and our loved ones brings, there is an even greater satisfaction in an understanding of omnipresence. It is the recognition that as we adhere to the fact God is the one omnipresent Being, and are obedient to our own Christly impulsions, we have the opportunity to express the helpful, prayed-for presence of good in another's life.

Such incidents as the following happen time and time again. A woman deep in prayer felt impelled suddenly to get in the car and run an errand in a part of town she rarely visited. She was about halfway to her destination when she saw a friend and her son. The woman stopped to offer a ride, and the first words the mother said were, "You're an answer to our prayer." The boy had had a skating accident, and it was difficult for him to walk. But they'd started for home, praying each step of the way.

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