“ ‘Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?’ declares the LORD. ‘Do not I fill heaven and earth?’ declares the LORD” (Jeremiah 23:24, NIV).
“We invite you God into this place.” You’ve probably heard this phrase or one like it. Perhaps, you’ve even said it. It’s not that there’s anything wrong with making such a statement. It’s just not completely accurate.
God is omnipresent, which means that he is present in all places at all times. Therefore, we do not need to invite God into any place, for he’s already there. God is in the still-quiet sanctuary on an early Sunday morning, preparing hearts to receive him. God is alive in Worship, stirring in people expressions of faith and adoration. God is in our schools as students nervously prepare for an exam. He is in our workplaces and in our homes. Most importantly, by his Holy Spirit, God lives within the heart of each believer.
Yes, God is present everywhere we look, and even in some places in which we refuse to look. We don’t have to search for God or fear that he is absent. He is present throughout the heavens and to the ends of the earth. He even dwells within us. God is perfect. He is powerful. And, he is present!