This past week a host of troubles loomed before us ranging from midnight trips to the emergency room for my son’s breathing problems to hiccups registering kids in their new school and everything in between and on the outside too.
What miraculously never left me in these and moments and others was the settled knowledge that God’s presence in my life never left…not for one second. I still trembled with fear and shook with sadness but I knew He was in the storm with me. I’ve not always been that person.
Presence is a powerful thing. The past few weeks highlighted my need for the presence of the Lord who never leaves me. What I learned anew was how desperately I also needed the presence of His family who stands with me.
When friends showed up on our doorstep one night, I reveled in their presence. When another friend stood by us in a special way it moved me to tears. I needed their presence.
And, there’s just something about being bodily present with the family of God that cannot be explained…something that overpowers the worries of the world in a way nothing else can.
So I stand humbled by the presence of God in the storm this week. Beyond that I know much more deeply my need for the physical presence of the body of Christ. I’m sure I have still more to learn about presence too!
I’d love to hear about a time in your life when you realized how much you needed the body of Christ. Please share below!