As I approached the bird, I could see that he was missing an eye.
Snowy white, he sat perched and quiet. He knew I was there.
Turning his head to the side as if to listen more closely, his movement told me that he was aware of my presence.
Feeling compassion over the loss of his eye, I immediately wanted to check to see if he had one on the other side. A couple of steps past him and I had an answer.
I looked at him— and with his one, perfectly dark and round eye—he looked at me.
King David pondered over the presence of God in his life. He understood that He was always with him.
I can never escape from your Spirit!
I can never get away from your presence!
If I go up to heaven, you are there;
if I go down to the grave, you are there.
If I ride the wings of the morning,
if I dwell by the farthest oceans,
even there your hand will guide me,
and your strength will support me.
I could ask the darkness to hide me
and the light around me to become night—
but even in darkness I cannot hide from you.
To you the night shines as bright as day.
Darkness and light are the same to you.
What was true for King David is also true for us. Even when we cannot see God, He allows us to become aware of His presence. At specific moments, we may turn our heads to the side to listen carefully, perceiving that He is near. Whether we feel Him close or not, He is with us, still.
Nothing can separate us from God.
So great is His power, the night shines as bright …..as day.