The room was round, dark, and silent. Indistinguishable faces peered blankly into the darkness all around the huge, round conference table that almost completely filled the room. The few footlights at floor level cast a dim, eerie, lavender glow.
Suddenly, a palpable presence entered the room, invisible yet real. To Ruth it felt like wonder, joy, confidence, and peace all rolled into One. It felt like Home had just arrived, the home she had always wanted.
She turned and looked at Sylvia, who had the same look of excitement and joy on her face as Ruth was feeling in her heart.
They peered at each other intently, trying to take in, not so much what was happening, but simply the awesomeness and thrill that WAS.
They whispered together in wonder and awe, “The Presence of God is here in this place!!”
Today I’m thankful for God’s awesome presence in the darkness that surrounds us!
I’m thankful for an opportunity to be still and know that He is God.
I’m thankful that He wants to be known!
He IS! And He is Worthy of our praise!
What about you? Do you feel like you’re living in a dark time? Why do you suppose the people in the story were silent? Were they frozen with fear? Self-absorbed? Unable to communicate? Or something else? With whom do you most identify in the story, Ruth and Sylvia or those who remained silent? Why? If you were to add to this story, what would happen next?
“So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering the earth.” Hosea 6:3 NASB
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