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Where Is God?

But the basic reality of God is plain enough. Open your eyes and there it is!  Romans 1:18 MSG

“Where is God?” the child asked. “Why can’t I see Him?”

Unfortunately, too many adults ask the same question. They refuse to believe in something—or rather Someone—they cannot see or touch.

For those who refuse to acknowledge Him, the Bible says: “The basic reality of God is plain enough. Open your eyes and there it is! By taking a long and thankful look at what God has created, people have always been able to see what their eyes, as such, can’t see: eternal power, for instance, and the mystery of His divine being. So nobody has a good excuse” (Romans 1:18-20 MSG).

The Passion translation puts it this way: “The invisible qualities of God’s nature have been made visible . . . He has made His wonderful attributes easily perceived.”

What we see—the visible—helps us recognize and understand what we can’t see—the invisible. I saw a T-shirt once that read, God doesn’t believe in atheists. That’s because He has placed a piece of heaven in every human heart. We choose whether or not to embrace it.

So, where is God? Maybe the parent should have said to her child, “Look around you. You’ll find Him in a beautiful sunset. A majestic mountain peak. A glorious waterfall. Snowflakes that blanket the earth in brilliant white. A baby’s smile. The giggle of a toddler at play. A warm hug from someone you love. An answered prayer. Open your eyes and your heart. If you look for Him, you will see Him.”

God is everywhere. But the place He desires to dwell is in your heart.

Will you invite Him in?

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Andrea Merrell

Andrea Merrell is an award-winning author and professional freelance editor. She is an associate editor with Christian Devotions Ministries and Iron Stream Media and was a finalist for the 2016 Editor of the Year Award at BRMCWC and the 2018 Excellence in Editing award by the Christian Editors Network. Andrea is a graduate of Christian Communicators and was a finalist in the 2015 USA Best Book Awards and the 2018 Selah Awards, as well as a semi-finalist in the 2018 ACFW Genesis contest. She has been published in numerous anthologies and online venues, teaches workshops on writing and editing, and is the co-founder and regular contributor to www.TheWriteEditing.com, a blog designed specifically for writers. Andrea is the author of Murder of a Manuscript, Praying for the Prodigal, and Marriage: Make It or Break It. Contact her at www.AndreaMerrell.com.