The 24/7/52 God
Do you ever think about who you would call if you had a crisis in the middle of the night or while traveling in the middle of nowhere? I was once in a vehicle in the wilderness of a west Africa nation, when someone asked where we were, to which the missionary replied, “We’re fifteen miles beyond the Great Commission.” We laughed, but it set us to thinking. Is the one on whom you call, the one to whom you pray, available at all hours, odd hours, from wherever you may be? The Psalmist says, “The goodness of God endures continually” (Psalm 52:1). The communication link between man and God is always open. We are never far from His presence, nor is He far from us. Through God’s Holy Spirit, He is available to us always and everywhere. Max Lucado said, “We (Christians) are always in the presence of God. There is never a non-sacred moment! His presence never diminishes. Our awareness of His presence may falter, but the reality of His presence never changes.” The Message paraphrases Psalm 52:1 as, “God’s mercy carries the day.” All day. Every day. I’m thankful today that we have a 24/7/52 God with whom I can communicate, and on whom I can depend.