You may recall, as I do, the days when schools had hardwood floors, giant windows that were open for want of air conditioning, and cast iron radiators that would pop and crack on cold winter days to create a cozy warm atmosphere. If your school was like mine, you might also recall that little speaker box on the wall that the principal used to make announcements from his office, and, as all mischievous students soon learned, to listen from his office to what was happening in the classroom while the teacher was away. The ominous little box on the wall impressed us with the stark reality that we, the students, were never truly alone in the classroom.
Being alone is an interesting concept. Under the right circumstances, it might be described as peaceful or private. But at other times, to be alone might be considered threatening, and leave the single soul feeling abandoned or even tortured in solitary confinement.
Conversely, never alone has both a bright and a dark side as well. In the school room, the little box to which the principal’s ear was hard wired, offered comfort to some, but was a threat to others, depending upon what had been conjured up in our impressionable little minds that day.
You might be interested to know that in the supernatural realm, the God of the universe is always near; we are never alone. The Word of God says, “The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. (Proverbs 15:3).”
In the case of the believer who is walking in the light of His Word, God’s ever presence is both a comfort and a blessing. “The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry. (Psalms 34:15).” But let every rebel beware, “…the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. (1Peter 3:12).”
God is Lord of every realm, both physical and spiritual, mental and emotional; He is always near, so rejoice …or should I say, beware!