"Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will
never leave thee, nor forsake thee."
"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."
"And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. And he was in the
hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?
And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?"
Last summer, right after my mother passed away, my four-year-old granddaughter became obsessed
about people dying and going to heaven. She had a hundred questions a day about death, God and
how people get to heaven. One day, as I was driving to the store, she was
sitting in her car seat talking non-stop, as is usual for her. In fact, she talks so much, a
lot of the time I tune out what she is saying. This particular day, though, her words
caught my attention. She was talking about God and where He lived. She said, "Yep - Mamaw
is in heaven with God. I saw God once! He was orange!" I asked her when she had seen
this orange God. She said, "One day, when I looked up at the sky, He was there in the
sun and He was orange! You know, Meme, God is in the sun. He's in the sky and in the clouds
and He's in heaven with Mamaw. But, He lives in our heart, too." Well...who was I to argue with
the wisdom of a four-year-old?
She asked me a lot of questions about my mother and where she was and how she got there. And
some of them, I couldn't answer! But what I could assure her was that God IS everywhere.
The only place He can't be is in the midst of sin (Ex 33:3 & Num. 5:3)
- He was in the midst of the burning bush in Ex 3:2;
- He was in the midst of the Red Sea as the Israelites crossed in Ex 14:22;
- He was on the mountaintop with Moses in the midst of the cloud in Ex 24:18;
- He was in the midst of the fire in Deut. 4:12;
- He was in the midst of his disciples in Luke 24:36
- And He stood with them in the midst of their fear in John 20:26;
- As a child, He was found in the temple in the midst of doctors listening and asking questions (Luke 2:46)
- And He was found in the midst of the children in Matthew 18:2.
- He walks in the midst of His people (Deut. 23:14)
- And where even two or three are gathered in His name, He will be in the midst of them (Mark 18:20).
- You are never left standing alone in the midst of trouble if Jesus is there (John 8:9).
There is no need for you to be afraid in the midst of the storms of life for He is in the midst
of the storm (Mark 4:37), all you have to do is call out to Him.
It is so good to know that He is always with us and He will never leave us alone. He is in the
midst of our storms and in the valleys we walk through. Sometimes, we come to a place we
think we'll never get out of, but He is always there and He will bring us through our storms and
valleys! But, just as the disciples in the ship went to wake Him during the storm, He wants us
to ask for His help.
Yes, He is in the midst of
heaven (Rev. 7:17), but He is also here beside us and in our hearts and He wants us to lean on
Him and allow Him to calm our storms. And, someday, when we overcome the sin of this life, we
can "...eat of the tree of life which is in the midst of the paradise of God!" (Rev. 2:7)
"And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.
And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors
were opened, and every one's bands were loosed."
HE'S IN THE MIDST
As you travel down life's road, He is with you every day,
With every step you take He's walked ahead of you.
And every night as you lay down, angels are camping all around.
You'll never be alone for He is in the midst!
Into the prison they were thrown, but Paul and Silas weren't alone,
They knew their God was there and he would see them through.
As the walls began to shake, and their chains just fell away,
They cried behold our God for He was in the midst.
He's in the midst of our storm,
He's in the valley we walk through.
Where two or three are gathered in His name, He'll be there, too.
When you feel so all alone,
He is standing next to you.
He's with us now, Our Lord, He's in the midst!
Words and Music by
Dee & Danny Kramer - 1991
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Recorded by Meme's Midis
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AS YOU DWELL IN THE MIDST OF HIS LOVE!
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