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God is always present to us. It is we who are not present to Him.

The Holy Scriptures are a gift of the Holy Spirit by which we can be awakened to Presence (the capital “P” is intentional).

By means of a phrase, image, word, person in the passage, and/or a reaction something generates, we can be awakened to presence. We can become present which always includes, by definition, receiving Presence and offering presence.

Here is a passage that accomplished that goal in my life as the dawn broke through the leafless trees of winter:

20 Our soul waits for the Lord;
He is our help and our shield.
21 For our heart shall rejoice in Him,
Because we have trusted in His holy name.
22 Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us,
Just as we hope in You. (Psalm 33.20-22)

My prayer for you is to become present and, as a result, receive and offer (P)presence.

God bless you today…

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