Psalm 46:1 – God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. (RSV)
Being fed up by the frequent and monotonous visits from a Christian friend, with his constant urging to accept Jesus as his personal Saviour, an atheist (who dearly loved flowers) planted a flower design in his compound that formed the statement "GOD IS NO WHERE".
One morning, a little lass from the atheist's neighbourhood exclaimed to the atheist how great God is, who created the beautiful flowers in his compound. Filled with fury, the atheist commanded the lass to read the statement the flower design formed. Word by word, the lass read, "GOD IS NOW HERE".
What joy, assurance and confidence do we get knowing that "God is now here," and is always here, to usher us through today's perplexities and life's hurdles! Shall we let Him work in us?
Prayer: God, we thank you that you are our refuge, an ever present to help us in our troubles. In Jesus' name. Amen.