I have been living out in the country for many years now, here there is no artificial city light lighting up the night sky and dulling the stars. During this time, I have been going outside late at night admiring the cosmos, God’s creation. Whenever I look up at the immense heavens I’m reminded of God’s power, I always thought that God was there looking at me from these heavens. I don’t know why I used to think this. It makes me think of the song From a Distance, by Bette Midler.
But God spoke to my heart one evening while looking up at the stars: “I’m not there amongst the stars watching from a distance, I’m closer than that, I’m not even next to you, I’m so close that I’m in you”
Do you not know that you yourselves are God’s temple, and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?
When God spoke this word to me, my steps suddenly had some more spring.
Maybe someone needs to be reminded that God is with them, God is their friend.
But the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will help you remember everything that I have told you.