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1. Darkness is as beautiful as light,
For you are present;

2. Solitude, as welcome as a friend,
For you are near.

3. Silence is as intimate as speech,
For you are with us;

4. Stillness, as dynamic, Lord, as dance,
For you are here.


1. To you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and light are the same to you (Psalm 139:12; NLT).

Surely the Lord is in this place, and I wasn’t even aware of it! (Genesis 28:16; NLT).

2. We can rejoice in our wonderful relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God (Romans 5:11; NLT).

We give thanks because you are near (Psalm 75:1; NLT).

3. After the fire [came] a still small voice (1 Kings 19:12; KJV).

God is with us (2 Chronicles 13:12; NLT).

4. The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us (Psalm 46:11; NLT).

2 thoughts on “Presence

  • As soon as I read this Psalm 139 jumped out of my memory. It reminds me a thought I had: “never play “hide and seek” with the Almighty…He will always win!” As you say so well, why dread His presence but instead enjoy it. Thank you for this beautiful devotion this morning my dear sister.

    • I’m delighted that this little poem spoke to you, Alan. It wasn’t even the one I intended to be published – I just couldn’t get that one to go. But God always knows best! Have a blessed day XXXX

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