I met a man, by the sea, named John. This man baptized people in the Jordan River. This man has a special anointing of discernment that allowed him to recognize the Son of Man named Jesus. Interestingly, the religious people of the day could not recognize Jesus, but John did. God was standing in the midst of a people who did not know he was even there. What blinded the eyes of these educated religious people? Why is it the leaders could not recognize this man?
God is omnipresent, which means he is always everywhere. David said, “If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there” (Psalm 139:8). There is no place upon earth where God may not be found. The earth is his footstool. So why would someone ask where is God?
God’s visibility is for those who have faith. “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him” (Hebrews 11:6). John did not meet Jesus at the sea. He had previously met him in faith. “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1).
So where is God in the storm? Right there. Can you not see him? Why? Some things you need to ask yourself. Do I have faith in God and seek him earnestly? Do I challenge teachers of faith without accepting the reality that my education does not prepare me to see? Education is inconsequential. Please ask my friend John. He saw and the religious educated elite did not. Am I saying education is foolish? Not at all. I have a couple degrees. What I am saying is that seeing God requires seeking his face repeatedly and when the storm arrives you can still see his face in the midst of the fog.
- My Eyes Sees You, Evans Olang (magnifyhisword.wordpress.com)