OUR LORD IS PRESENT
This article was published in 1965
O Lord, You are present..
the weak are aware of Your
presence and feel comfort... while the strong tremble when they
remember that You are present.. Therefore the words "Our
Lord is present" give delight and fear, give comfort as well as
However, in spite of Your presence many people are not aware of it.. An example of those is Solomon the Wise who said, "Then I returned and considered all the oppression that is done under the sun: And look! The tears of the oppressed, but they have no comforter..." (Eccl. 4:1). Why then, O Lord, do You look and keep silent?
O Lord, show us Your mercy;
give evidence of Your
presence. Do not let them reproach us saying, "Where is the
Lord your God?" Why, Lord, do You wait till the last watch of
the night while the disciples are troubled in the boat and the
waves beating fiercely into it? Why do You wait though the
Holy Bible says that You will come and will not tarry?
haste O Lord, make haste .. Even David the Prophet,
complained of this tarrying and said, "Make haste, O God, to
deliver me! make haste to help me, O Lord!... You are my help
and my deliverer; O Lord, do not' delay." (Ps. 70: 1,5).
We know that Your mercy will
come, and that it is not for
us to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His
own authority (Acts 1:7). So we shall wait always as the
"My soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning" (Ps. 130: 6)..
Here we are waiting, O Lord, with full confidence of Your presence. We are sure that You will act, powerfully, wisely and in the proper time which Your limitless loving kindness will determine.. We have before us the beautiful words of our Lord Jesus Christ, "My Father has been working until now, and I have been working" John. 5.1 7..
Work then, Lord; work for Your love , justice and
goodness.. Work, that people may have rest and deliver their
lives into Your hands... Then, they will meditate silently on
Your action or chant while meditating-this beautiful song, "The
Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace"
will meditate on Your works and sing in confidence
saying, "Our Lord is present". Yes', truly "Our Lord is
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