Friday, May 30, 2014

God is Everywhere

If you have lost someone to death, have you ever thought about the reality that on the exact date of your loved one’s passing, others were dying as well?  It’s hard to step outside of the “my pain, my suffering, my loss” whirlwind and look beyond to the very real truth that January 11, 2014 was the end of life date for more than just my husband.  Tim wasn't the only one welcomed into his Savior’s arms that day. 

I recently attended my fourth funeral in as many months. 

It leaves me pondering death; its part in the life cycle, and the vastness of our God.  Obviously, this isn't my first dive into the depths of the murky, thought-filled waters of this topic.  I lived with the very real looming threat of deaths grasp for 12 months.  While Tim’s battle was a two year one, we had times when we truly believed we were going to conquer this cancer and God was going to heal him.  Death wasn't in our vocabulary until the dreaded “terminal” word was uttered; and even after that, we held out hope for earthly healing for several more months.

My mind circles on auto pilot around several thoughts on this subject.  Some of which I will share here.  (Others were submitted a few months ago to a ministry that I guest blog for and are awaiting publication.)  The vastness of God….that’s what I’d like to explore today.  Let me begin by saying, I don’t have all the answers, I am baffled by His majesty and His ability to not be confined by space.

You might want to get your Bible for today’s blog.  Go ahead, I'll wait.


Have you ever really meditated on the fact that God is not spatially limited?  His eyes are everywhere (Proverbs 15:3).  He cannot be contained (1 Kings 8:27; 2 Chronicles 2:6).  God fills the heavens and the earth (Jeremiah 23:23-24; Psalm 139:7-12).  His vastness is beyond our comprehension (Psalm 113:4-6).

God was holding Tim and rejoicing over his homecoming 

at the very same moment that 

He was holding me and comforting my grieving heart over the loss of my husband.  

He is everywhere.  

Certainly, we were not the only humans grieving in all the earth on that day.  God was with every single one of His children…all at the same time and all in the exact way they needed Him.  Simultaneously celebrating with Tim and comforting me.  It is mind-boggling, but it is Biblical truth.

Isn't it beautiful, just the thought of His limitlessness?  He is sovereign and powerful.  All majesty is due His name (1 Chronicles 29:11; Psalm 8:9). 

Our God is vast, 
yet at the same time so intimate and personal with each of us. 

"When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?"  {Psalm 8:3-4}

Father God, thank you that you tenderly love us right where we are.  Your majesty knows no boundaries and yet still you care deeply for every single one of your children.  You are sovereign and you are good.  Your complexity is beyond comprehension.  You are everywhere, at all times.  I won’t pretend to understand it, but I am forever grateful that you are.  Amen.


  1. I have been greatly touched by your story and the strength of your faith and trust in God. You are a blessing to many who have struggles in this life. As you are dwelling on the majesty of God, may I suggest a documentary that I have just seen by Louie Giglio. He has a very special talent in teaching of God's majesty. Here is the site: I hope it will be a blessing to you as it was to me. Prayers for you and your family as you heal together. Nancy Coleman

  2. I am blessed by your strength and love for God. HE IS AMAZING! You are an encouragement to us all. I knew Tim in school, and I was and am touched by your family's continued faith. It is a testimony to many. Thank you!

    1. "getGordon", thank you for your kind words I am thankful God is using our story to encourage you.