“Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?” Psalm 139:7.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; 2 Samuel 4-5, Psalm 139, and Matthew 16.
I became aware today of someone, who is connected to the church I attend, who is now in jail.
I wanted to dismiss the information by not thinking anymore about it, but then I came across the verse I have chosen.
The man may be behind bars, but he is not out of God’s reach.
If he is not out of God’s reach, would I be out of God’s reach if I visited him? I don’t think so.
What would I say to such a person? What would my visit be about? Those questions might have been enough to drive me into inaction in the past as I pondered the answer. I’m not so sure now. Maybe God wants me there. I’m not sure.
Jesus was rejected by those who believed that they didn’t need Him. He was accepted, however, by the needy.
Would a person in jail have reached the “needy” level? There would only be one way to find out. Make a visit and beg God to give me His Words there.
I have never visited anyone in jail or even have a clue to the procedure. What does God want me to do?
“Lord, what do You want me to do? Direct me, I beg. Guide me, thou great Jehovah. I am so thankful that You are with me. Help me to get the direction of my life right in Your Sight. I need Your Wisdom, Lord. Help me, I beg.”
Will we live as if God is with us? Or will we live as if we’re on our own?