Fleeing from the presence of God. It is said nothing is impossible, but fleeing from the presence of God is. God is All-Knowing, so we can’t hid from Him.
People may tend to ignore Him and say He doesn’t exist, but that doesn’t make Him any less real.
One of the Prophets of The Old Testament, tried to run away from His presence and what God told him to do. Jonah chapter 1 and 2:
God calls Jonah, to go preach repentance in Niveveh, the greatest and powerful city of its time. Jonah puts his country before his God. Jonah tries to flee from God and what God has called him to do. Jonah catches a ship to escape his mission. Jonah goes completely in the other direction to get away, to Tarshish some 2000 miles west. Time and distance is nothing to God, we can not flee, because He is always watching.
We would all know the rest of the story, because of a bad storm that effected the ship, Jonah was swallowed by a giant fish. God used the fish to rescue Jonah and get his attention, and finally he got to dry land.
Jonah goes on reluctantly to complete his mission.
Has there been times in our lives, when we have been or thought like Jonah, we don’t want to do what God tells us to do. Do we sometimes flee from the opportunity to share and witness about Our Lord, Our Redeemer and Our Friend.
The opportunity that we have been blessed to have, but because we get so caught up, we don’t take the time to share, the amazing Presence of God, we know and feel around our own lives.
The Amazing Grace, that many people sing about, needs to be told, in every part of our own community, and even unto the ends of the earth. The call to go,if we know we can’t flee from His Presence, we should also understand, He is with us as Our Lord, Our Redeemer and Our Friend wherever we go.
Hebrews 13 verse 5: He tells us” “He will never leave us or forsake us”
O F J.