“Where could I go from your Spirit? Where could I run and hide from your face? Every single moment you are thinking of me! How precious and wonderful to consider that you cherish me constantly in every thought!” – Psalm 139 (Passion Translation)

Close your eyes. Take a deep breath in. That’s how close Jesus is. Right where you are, He’s there in you, with you. He’s Invisible, but Emmanuel – with us “every single moment”. Our ever present Help. His presence surrounds us but we are many times unaware, going about our schedules and normal everyday tasks. Jesus said “I will not abandon you as orphans-but I will live in you” (John 14:18)

There have been many moments when I’m spending time with my sons, sometimes just watching them, and thinking how much I love them, and suddenly Jesus invades my thinking and reminds me that He loves me even more than I love my own children. I become aware of His presence in that moment, even though He was there all along, watching me too! And I’m reminded about the times when I’m leading worship with our team at Church, all of a sudden I can sense His robust presence, as if it had just come into the room but it was there all along, but now He’s manifest Himself. Just like the wind that we cannot see, but when it starts to blow, we feel and see it’s affects – the Holy Spirit is ever present in us.

Our heavenly Father is passionately, intricately and fiercely involved in our existence. The Bible tells us that we are CONSTANTLY on His mind. I love my sons with all of me and I think of them many times during the day when were not together, but the scripture says we are in EVERY ONE of His thoughts! How could we even begin to comprehend that! If that doesn’t convince you that He’s so in love with you and cares about what you’re going through I don’t know what will! 

As His beloved child, see Jesus right there with you now. Let Him secure and assure you of His love, presence and His shalom peace. That it is well because you have a constant helper, protector, counselor, friend and Father, you have Emmanuel!


Anne Kartapanis