Omnipresent Love

"LORD, you have probed me, you know me: you know when I sit and stand; you understand my thoughts from afar. My travels and my rest you mark; with all my ways you are familiar. Even before a word is on my tongue, LORD, you know it all. Behind and before you encircle me and rest your hand upon me. Such knowledge is beyond me, far too lofty for me to reach. Where can I hide from your spirit? From your presence, where can I flee? If I ascend to the heavens, you are there; if I lie down in Sheol, you are there too. If I fly with the wings of dawn and alight beyond the sea, Even there your hand will guide me, your right hand hold me fast." 1

"Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night within his temple; and he who sits upon the throne will shelter them with his presence. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water; and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes." 2

Love's Presence

I stand before the Face of God
When I stoop to wash my brother's feet;
Though in our lonely ways we're shod,
These wash away when our two hearts meet.

The Spirit is born of Presence;
In the Love between Father and Son.
Our hearts bear the Divine Essence,
When they open to each little one.

The heart of Love is this Presence,
Which the Father gives us in His Son.
The host conceals His transcendence:
As we consume Him, we are made One.

The Spirit's temple, raised within,
Is a well of Omnipresent Love:
Eternal Life can now begin
As we dwell in Him and live for Love.

(c) Paul Buis, 2000

1. Psalm 139:1-10
2. Rev 7:15-17