U

You are Up above
Universal
Unending
Ubiquitous.

Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. (Ps. 139:7-8 NIV)

Lord, may I dwell with your people in Unity.

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity! (Ps. 133:1 NKJV)

Everywhere, all the time

Ubiquitous is an interesting word. It describes something that seems to be everywhere, all the time.

Saying to someone, “Hi, how are you?” without the slightest expectation of learning or even caring how he or she is—is ubiquitous. We do it all the time and it is said to us constantly. But we know, and the other person knows, that we surely do not expect a true or accurate answer, such as, “My mother is terminally ill and we had to engage hospice over the weekend.” Or “I don’t know how I’m going to pay my bills because all of my resources and savings have run out and I haven’t been able to get a job after two years of looking.”

The ubiquitous answer, and the one we expect, is, “Fine. How are you?”

Advertisements are ubiquitous during TV and radio shows. They are constant and frequent.

These things can be annoying and shallow, but we see or hear them time and time again.

God, on the other hand, is ubiquitous in a wonderful way because he is truly everywhere, all the time. He’s always with us. He is never far away and responds when we speak his name and call on him.

To me, that’s pretty great.

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by Barbara Kois

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Barbara Kois is a freelance writer, editor, author coach, and corporate communication consultant. She was born in Mobile, Alabama, and her family moved to Clifton, New Jersey, and then to Illinois while she was growing up. She has three grown children. She has written or co-written eight books.

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Martin Wiles is a minister, author, freelance editor, and English teacher who lives in Greenwood, SC. He is the founder of Love Lines from God and is the author of Grits & Grace and God and Grits, Gumbo and Going to Church. He serves as Managing Editor for Christian Devotions (www.christiandevotions.us) and Assistant Editor for Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. He and his wife are parents of two and grandparents of three.

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