Saturday, December 15, 2012

Naughty or Nice?

God is Love

Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin. Romans 3:20

Have you been good this year? The question is used with good intention, but if Santa only brings good gifts to good people, maybe this is where we get the notion that love is conditional. Maybe this is where we get the idea that we have to perform to be acceptable to others.

While many of the places we work leave us with an impression that how we’ll be treated is based on what we do, the opposite is true for God. God’s purpose for rules is to protect us and provide orderly living. And while God’s holy law will show us areas in our life where we fall short, He never expected us to keep the law. In fact, He knew we never could. His plan is for us to accept His love and forgiveness offered through His Son Jesus. And by knowing how deeply God cares for us, we in turn do good for His glory.

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:37-40

Because God is love, through Jesus, we too can love unconditionally.

Thursday, November 15, 2012


God is Ever Present

I will praise God's name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving. Psalm 69:30

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday – a time for reflection and for spending time with friends and family, a time to give thanks for all the blessings we have in our life. Too often though, the holiday brings busyness, preoccupation with year-end expectations and demands, concerns over family dynamics, anxiety and stress. We sometimes find ourselves without a moment of peace and look forward to getting back to our usual routine.

With Thanksgiving fast approaching how about taking this moment to consider all that we are thankful for? Not only little things but the big things as well --we live in a free country, we are the richest nation in the world, we are highly educated…We also have a God who loves us, oh how He loves us! His grace and mercy are new each day; He is always there for us to receive when we turn to Him. In fact, each day can be full of thanksgiving as our Heavenly Father pours out His blessings on us, His beloved children.

For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, 1 Timothy 4:4

Because God is ever present, with Christ everyday is a day of thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Winning Isn't Everything

God is Sovereign

For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.

We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Romans 8:20-22

Many of us are glued to our televisions in anticipation of this year’s presidential election. The vote is so close and the candidates positions so opposite. Given how divisive the election is, it appears that nearly half of the country will celebrate come November 7th and the other half will be bitter having lost.

So if your candidate does not win, then what? Living the next four years with resentment won’t benefit anyone, nor move the country closer to restoration. So how does one move forward? The Bible tells us we can find peace in all our circumstances by trusting that God is sovereign over all things. While that may be hard to accept, God is at work constantly using things that don’t seem fair or right to shape and refine our character and move His ultimate plan of redemption forward. Now that is a promise to move forward that we can depend on!

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:28, 31

Because God is sovereign, we can trust that God is at work in our lives and in the world around us through Jesus Christ.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Climbing The Corporate Ladder

God is Gracious

Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth.” Genesis 11:4

We spend a large percentage of our lifetime climbing the corporate ladder. Some of us make it further than we ever dreamed and some even make it to the top. But then what? Do we ever feel satisfied with our position? Is our current title, our fame and our fortune ever enough?

Whether we know it or not, we all have a yearning to be in a relationship with our Creator. It is the missing link to finding fulfillment. Yet, history shows that man has always strived to build a legacy for himself by himself. Not long after God flooded the earth to remove all wickedness from it, the people of the world tried to build a tower to reach the heavens on their own accord. But God stopped them. He had already provided a way for man to reach Him, but the gift was rejected. Nothing we do in our own strength can bring us into a right relationship with our Holy God. We must accept God’s provision -- Jesus. It’s that simple.

Jesus said “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6

Because God is gracious, through Jesus we can be in relationship with the Creator, our Heavenly Father.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Our Inheritance

God is Eternal

so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. Titus 3:7

With the economy stalled, many of us may be looking to our inheritance as a way out of debt, or to provide a cushion for the future as savings and personal wealth have deteriorated. The thought of receiving an inheritance can be a relief, but we all know inheritance comes only through personal loss. And, while we may enjoy a few good years because of this gift, at the end of our lives, will what we own in this life even matter?

What will matter is God’s promise to spend eternity in heaven. It is this eternal inheritance that brings peace in all circumstances because we know our future is secure. Yes, inheritance comes at a steep price, but Jesus willingly died so that we could become heirs to the King. And God’s inheritance is available to all who accept it through faith by His grace.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade—kept in heaven for you, 1 Peter 1:3-4

Because God is eternal, through Christ we will inherit the Kingdom of God forever.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Garbage In, Garbage Out

God is Wisdom

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things. Phillipians 4:8

In economic modeling, we all know that the results forecasted are only as good as the data entered; and, that without a solid foundation, the predictions for the future are meaningless, even potentially harmful. The same is true in business as the vision, ethics, and values of its leaders seep through the organization. But if the core is rotten, so too will be the results. It is only a matter of time.

To have a fruitful life in business or at home, God's word tells us to begin by protecting our hearts which can only be done by filling ourselves with things that are wholesome and pure, eliminating that which is not. It takes discipline to develop new habits and eliminate the old ones, but we can trust God that the results will be worth it.

My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to a man's whole body. Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm. Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil. Proverbs 4:20-27

Because God is wisdom, and because He has shared His divine knowledge with us through Christ, we can develop good habits for a fruitful life.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Election Day

God is Sovereign

You, O king, are the king of kings. The God of heaven has given you dominion and power and might and glory; in your hands he has placed mankind and the beasts of the field and the birds of the air. Wherever they live, he has made you ruler over them all. You are that head of gold. Daniel 2:37-38

An election is coming and so we'll have to choose a side. It seems like in this election the candidates have very disparate positions. To some, this makes the choice easy. But what about the choice you have to make about eternity? Is your mind made up? Have you cast your vote? Do you know what is at stake?

Not many of us realize, but every day is an election day regarding our future. Each day we can make a choice to follow Jesus Christ or not. For some, we have never made that all important decision, and for others despite our claims to follow Christ, we struggle with obeying God's word in at least one area of our lives. Yes the election of our President is an important event, but even more importantly is who we elect as our King.

Therefore, my brothers, be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 1:10-11

Because God is sovereign, with Christ as our King, we have been given eternal life.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Silver And Gold

God is Faithful

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. Matthew 6:19-20

More than a symbol of wealth and status, silver and gold have recently increased in demand as a safe investment. And while wanting to preserve our assets for the future is normal, at the end of our lives, will all the stuff we’ve accumulated really matter?

According to Scripture, one day everything as we know it will be thrown into the fire -- that the things of this world will burn up. The Bible goes on to tell us that what matters most is our relationship with God and how we treat others. Is your focus on things that won’t last or are you committed to Christ, trusting that all your needs will be met by a loving God who is the source of all good? Are you foregoing worldly desires and instead, building treasures for eternity?

If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man’s work. If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward. 1 Corinthians 3:12-14

Because God is faithful, with Christ our focus can be on building our faith.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

What's in a Name?

God is Eternal

God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The LORD the God of your fathers —the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob —has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation. Exodus 3:14-15

First names, middle names, surnames, nicknames– we all have them, but at the end of the day, what is really in a name? Our names are how we are referred, but more than that, our names are synonymous with our reputation and character. But we also know as our relationships deepen and people get to know us better, it is in our nicknames that our character is truly revealed.

Historically, the manner in which people called on God was very formal. Then one day, God introduced himself to Moses at Mount Sinai making the relationship very personal. God said you are to call me “I AM”. I AM meaning I am always present, I’ve always existed, and I am longing to have you know me intimately, to trust me, confide in me and walk with me. The great I AM has made an incredible offer to know Him through His Son Jesus – will you take God up on it?

God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. Acts 17:27

Because God is eternal, through Christ, we can always experience God’s presence

Friday, June 15, 2012

The Competition

God is Faithful

Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. 1 John 5:5

Life is a constant competition. We are always trying to win at something – whether it is in sports, a work opportunity, a relationship, or our own acceptance. Our desire to compete makes total sense because that is how we were raised – how the world is wired.

But from God’s perspective, the game is over. We have already won. With Jesus in our hearts, no longer is there a need to compete because we have all we need to be accepted, to be confident that our needs will be met, and to be guaranteed a place with the King for eternity. We can spend the rest of our lives trying to win and never be satisfied, or we can approach life by faith – faith that accepts that through Christ we have already been declared victorious in all things forever. So, more than how you play the game, it’s who you play the game with that really counts!

And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

Because God is faithful, by faith in Jesus Christ we have been given victory over all things

Friday, June 1, 2012

The Master Plan

God is Sovereign

Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Come close to me.” When they had done so, he said, “I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt! And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you. Genesis 45:4-5

Most of us have a plan – whether it is simply for today or a long term strategy to take us through the next five to ten years. But what happens when something unexpected pops up? How do you react? Do you see it as an opportunity or as an inconvenience? Do you take the time to help and become engaged when it does not fit in with your original plan?

Jacob’s youngest and favorite son Joseph was sold into slavery by his brothers when he was 17 years old – a far cry from Joseph’s plan to rule and reign over his family. But, after 17 years of captivity in Egypt, Joseph finally saw the wisdom in God’s plan. Israel would have perished and never have become a great nation if it was not for Joseph’s diversion. God’s plans for our lives are often quite different than our plans, but His desire is that we surrender to His will and trust that His ways are best.

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9

Because God is Sovereign, with Christ, we can trust His plan for our lives

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Location, Location, Location

God is Self-Sufficiency

Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. 1 John 5:12

In real estate, we’ve all heard the old adage “location, location, location”. It’s a fact, the best locations yield the greatest financial gains. But what about in life? Where does our focus have to be to achieve “success”?

The Bible tells us it is our relationship with God that is most important. That the closer we are with God, the more peace and joy we experience, regardless of our circumstances. Jesus tells us the greatest command is to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” Mark 12:30

So it isn’t our accomplishments or the things of this world that matter to God, but our relationship. Our location in life is most dependent on our proximity to God. And with Christ in our hearts, we have all we need to achieve our goals – for we are seated at the right hand of God. Now that’s location!

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Col 3:1, 15

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 2 Peter 1:3

Because God is self-sufficiency, we have all that we need in Christ

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

In Money We Trust?

God is Unchanging

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. Psalm 20:7

If you were to look at a coin, you would notice our national motto “In God We Trust” is stamped on it. In fact, since 1938 the motto has been placed on all coins minted as a reminder of the true source of our mighty nation’s power. But somewhere along the way, it seems our trust has shifted away from God. We’ve become a people who rely on what our money can do for us. Have we been re-branded to a country whose motto is“In Money We Trust”?

Let’s face it, the time and effort we make for God pales in comparison to money. But we are not alone. Jesus warned us to avoid the love of money and yet the temple courts, a holy place for worship, had been turned to a place of trade; the Roman tax collectors abused their positions by overcharging the people; and even one of the twelve apostles betrayed Jesus, our Savior, for 30 pieces of silver…. Isn’t it time we regain perspective on where our strength really comes from? Isn’t it time we stop relying on things that do not last, but rather trust in our Lord who satisfies completely? For He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. 1 Timothy 6:10

Because God is unchanging, we can trust Jesus in all things

Monday, April 16, 2012

History Repeats Itself?

God is All Powerful

Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me. Psalm 51:5

No one likes to make the same mistake twice, let alone over and over again, but isn’t there something you stumble over time and time again? A behavior or way of thinking you’d like to change, but when given the opportunity, you fall back to old habits and familiar patterns…

The Bible tells us we are born into sin, incapable of always doing good without the help of God’s divine power. Because we are human, even the most admirable will fail at times, but when the Holy Spirit lives through us then, and only then, do we have the power to live in obedience and joy. If you embrace this truth and believe it in your heart, you can be transformed -- replacing evil desires with those good and pleasing to God!

For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, Titus 2:11-12

Because God is all powerful, through Christ, we can live in self-control

Sunday, April 1, 2012

What Have You Done For Me Lately?

God is Gracious

The LORD said to Moses, “How long will these people treat me with contempt? How long will they refuse to believe in me, in spite of all the miraculous signs I have performed among them? Numbers 14:11

Whether it’s your boss, a business associate or a friend that makes you feel inadequate and under appreciated, no one likes it when our past achievements are so easily forgotten. Like many, you wonder “is it possible to be acknowledged and trusted -- will I ever earn lasting approval?”

Imagine how God feels when we fail to remember the miracles He has performed on our behalf – the extent to which He loves us and goes to save us? Throughout the Old Testament, the Israelites were notorious for losing faith and yet God relentlessly pursued them despite the constant rejection. After 400 years of silence, God kept His promise to send a Savior to be the final sacrifice for all of our sins. God desires us to believe Jesus is Lord and to trust and follow His commands. The choice is yours –will you dismiss the extent of God’s forgiveness and cost to redeem you or will you accept Jesus as the final payment?

Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands. They would not be like their forefathers— a stubborn and rebellious generation, whose hearts were not loyal to God, whose spirits were not faithful to him. Psalm 78: 7-8

Because God is gracious, through Christ we are forever redeemed

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Make The Investment

God is Goodness

So he called ten of his servants and gave them ten minas. ‘Put this money to work,’ he said, ‘until I come back.’ Luke 19:13

Most of us invest money with the expectation of reaping a reward. And while a few may hide their life savings in a mattress, for the most part we expect our wealth to work for us. But what about other resources and talents – our time, our relationships, our abilities and strengths -- do we invest them with the hope of multiplying them as well, or do we sit back lazy or in fear, limiting our full potential?

In the parable of the Ten Minas, Jesus implies that God has given each of us unique gifts and talents. His wish is that we would use them for His purposes. When we follow Jesus, we give up our fears and selfish desires and serve God. Are you focused on what He desires from you or on what you desire from Him? When we use our talents in ways He calls us to, we will multiply the investment God has made in us. And God will reward a servant whose heart is aligned with Him.

The first one came and said, ‘Sir, your mina has earned ten more.’ ‘Well done, my good servant!’ his master replied. ‘Because you have been trustworthy in a very small matter, take charge of ten cities.’ Luke 19:16-17

Because God is goodness, when we follow Christ, our actions will one day be rewarded.

Thursday, March 1, 2012


God is All Powerful

But Moses said, “O Lord, please send someone else to do it.” Exodus 4:13

Excuses - we all have them and sometimes they are legitimate, but what about those excuses that hold you back and keep you from accomplishing something great? The reasons that keep us from significance are usually made up, but we believe them anyway and thus miss out on opportunities.

Moses was full of excuses. Despite growing up in Pharaoh’s house and being highly educated and well connected, he baulked at God’s plan to lead the Israelites out from Egypt. His excuses included “what if they do not believe me or listen to me”, “I am slow of speech and tongue”, “who am I’, “please send someone else to do it”. Do any of these excuses sound familiar to you? Moses ultimately trusted God to sustain him as he, with the help of his brother Aaron led Israel through one of the most miraculous accounts in the Bible. But what about you; are you willing to stop making excuses and trust God to deliver you through the circumstances that plague you and the opportunities He presents?

Then the LORD said to Moses, “Now you will see what I will do to Pharaoh: Because of my mighty hand he will let them go; because of my mighty hand he will drive them out of his country.” Exodus 6:1

Because God is all-powerful, when we trust wholeheartedly in Jesus, we can accomplish great things.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

All We Need Is Love

God is Love

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

Everyone wants and needs to be loved – it is a universal truth. We recognize that love comes from several sources –from our parents, our friends, and from our spouse but there is also a higher love known as agape love that comes from our Heavenly Father. Many of us experience the first three forms of love and yet still feel unsatisfied because experiencing perfect love from God is the key to living completely fulfilled.

God’s unconditional love for mankind is the overriding theme of both the Old and New Testaments. God created us to be in relationship with Him and yet because of our sin we are separated. God promised a redeemer and that redeemer is Jesus Christ. Through His death and resurrection, Jesus paid the penalty for our sins so that our relationship with God would be restored for all those who believe. Only God through Jesus can love us unconditionally. And only with that perfect love are we completely content and able to walk without fear of the challenges that lie ahead.

In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. I John 4: 17-18

Because God is love, in Christ we are made complete and without fear.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Seeking Meek

God is All-Powerful

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4

With unemployed at extreme levels today, there is a plethora of qualified candidates seeking employment. Could you imagine a job description that lists being meek as a qualification?– Hardly! Yes, companies seek hard working, perseverant individuals who are intelligent and well-connected, but the meek – they need not apply. After all, how could one truly be successful as a boss, if they did not act “bossy”?

But if we dig into scripture, meek does not suggest weakness, but rather standing in confidence and security that is achieved through a relationship with the Almighty God. Meek suggests being submissive to God’s will, but not necessarily to men. And being meek involves being forgiving at all times. Jesus modeled what true humility is – the all-powerful God made man to be a servant for mankind. Not weak but meek. Are you ready and willing to practice what is preached?

Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:

Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death— even death on a cross! Philippians 2:5-8

Because God is all-powerful, through Christ, we can humbly serve others.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Golden Rule

God is Love

In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’ Luke 10:30-35

This term, The Golden Rule, refers to the maxim "do as you would be done by". Each day we are given a number of situations which we can handle a number of ways. We can be short tempered, impatient, or arrogant and rude feeding our own insecurities to be right. Or, on the other hand, like the Good Samaritan, we can look past our own desires and aversions and extend grace and mercy to those in need. We can choose to forgive and go the extra mile when we put aside our fears and selfishness even when we know we are right or simply don’t have the time.

By loving God completely through Jesus Christ, we can be transformed to see things as He sees them and be moved to action that is out of the ordinary. May you choose to serve wholeheartedly and be blessed for it!

If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. James 2:8

Because God is love, with Christ in our hearts, we can live out The Golden Rule.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Finding God

God is Ever Present

The LORD said, "Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by." Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake, came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. 1 Kings 19:11-12

Sometimes when we need God, we need Him in a hurry and in a big way. When we seek his comfort and help, how do we know where to look and when in fact we've found Him?

Elijah, the Lord's prophet, was fleeing Israel because King Ahab wanted him dead. He thought he would be able to find God's presence to comfort him when he arrived at Mt. Sinai, the Mountain of God. But when he looked, God was not present in the wind, the earthquake, or the fire. Rather, God made himself known in a gentle whisper. Yes, God is always present, and can make Himself known through magnificent ways, but He is also present in the small things we encounter each day - easy to miss if we don't slow down and take time to ponder these gifts. This year, may you find peace and joy in discovering God and all His glory.

"The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. 'For in him we live and move and have our being.' As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring.' Acts 17: 24-28

Because God is ever present, in Christ, we can experience God's presence at all times.