If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
Even there Your hand shall lead me,
And Your right hand shall hold me.
If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me,”
Even the night shall be light about me;
Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You,
But the night shines as the day;
The darkness and the light are both alike to You.
For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
I have always believed that the veil that separates the physical world from the spiritual is thin and fragile. Think about it, Stephen saw the throne of God before he died. The apostles met Moses and Elijah at the Transfiguration. Several times we see that the veil has been torn away.
Along those lines, I think that someday – in heaven – it will be revealed to us that that veil is rent more and more with every prayer. The Bible tells us that the Holy Spirit is God. As He indwells us, we are ever before God. He knows our prayers and the desires of our hearts even when we cannot voice them.
Christ is our intercessor. He hears our prayers and, in turn, prays for us. The Son of God prays for you and I. That is exciting stuff.
“We bow before God.” “We enter into His presence.” “We commune with Him.” “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” We use these phrases in church without giving them much thought. Perhaps someday, we will more fully understand them. Perhaps we will learn that a part of our spirit is literally bowing in the presence of God, even as we bow in prayer on earth.
In the meanwhile, it is a comfort to me to know that – as the psalmist says – wherever I go, God is there.