Surely the Lord is in This Place

June 9
Oh, brother!  Brothers have been getting into a mess since the beginning of time. Jealousy and greed are two instigators of family turmoil. The first twins mentioned in the Bible, Esau and Jacob, had a little tiff of their own and physical desires won out over spiritual ones when Esau gave up his birthright in exchange for a bowl of stew.  A conniving Mama helps weave deception into this story, which results in having to send her son Jacob packing in order to save his life.  (Years later there is reconciliation.)

While camping out Jacob has a dream and hears the Lord.
"Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised to you."

"Then Jacob awakened from his sleep and said, "Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it." Genesis 28: 15-16

Haven't you been in places and felt the same thing?  Maybe you even said to yourself, "Wow, I feel the Presence of the Lord!"  How quickly we forget God's names of Immanuel, God is with us and El Roi, The God who sees me!

If you want to get lost in a time of praise today, check this out. Michael W. Smith steps away from the piano and basks in the love of God filling this arena through the praises of His people. Gave me chill bumps.  Surely the Lord was in that place that night!

Here are some links to a gospel song "Surely the Presence of the Lord is in this Place"

One is a video production
One a trio and
One a small church Choir