The Omnipresent God
O mnipresence is God’s ability to be everywhere at once and also be in one place at the same time; a concept that delights a child and terrifies a theologian.
Because God is omnipresent, He has the ability to operate separately within the limitless sphere of His omnipresence as He oversees the lives of every human being in His creation.
His omnipresence would enable Him if He chose, to appear simultaneously to every individual on this planet and still be one.
He knows every thought; (Isaiah 66:18) sees every sin and rejoices at the smallest kindnesses. He reads the motives of our hearts like a book in His hand while He listens to our prayers as He is conversing with the angels around His throne in heaven.
He hears the sound of every sparrow that falls (Luke 12:6) and sees every star that shines in the farthest recesses of His endless universe while He is watching me and observing you.
He keeps a daily chart on the number of the hairs on our heads (Luke 12:7).
If He chose to leave His throne He would remain behind as He traveled through Himself to arrive at a place where He already is.
So it is not a difficult thing at all for an omnipresent One to reign in heaven while He occupies a cradle in Bethlehem. He can speak from a cloud as He descends like a dove, and watch His image smile as a man.
He can withdraw from Himself as He remains behind to die on a cross for the sins of mankind and cry as one of them, “My God, My God why have You forsaken Me?” (Psalm 22:1) Then sigh, “It is finished.” And when the storm is over, He rises like the Son. Faith does not wonder how, but believes that it was done.
Because He is omnipresent and can operate separately within the limitless expanse of His omnipresence, He can reside by His own right hand in heaven’s glory and His two can cleave together and become as one visible image of the invisible God, whose form is like the children He has created to adore Him.
We hear Him lovingly call each one of us by name, billions of names from every age, all at the same time, for nothing is too hard for Him to memorize and we come as if we are all His only child.
He embraces the multitudes who have yearned for His touch, who have been saved through the only name that can save- His name which means Jehovah-Savior, Jesus, God with us.
God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself.
For in Him (Jesus) dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.
II Corinthians 5:19 and Colossians 2:9
Copyright 2009 by H.D. Shively
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