The Scriptures often speak of God’s presence in human history. The most common Hebrew term for “presence” is panim, which is also translated face, implying a close and personal encounter with the Lord.
Gods Presence has a wide variance in scripture. It may be something humans fear because it exposes sin (Genesis 3:8) but at the same time it is the place of greatest comfort in times of anxiety and peril (Joshua 1:5).
Only the nature of God can be 100% opposite and made to reconcile. He alone is the integrator of opposites.
He is just and He is love. He is mercy and He is judge.
In the Presence of God, our truest selves are exposed. Only God can absorb our humanity. In His presence alone are we exposed and still adored.
He is the God who makes dead things come alive. He is the God who can love you and detest your brokenness all at the same time. In His presence we find out who we are and what we are living for.
The invitation back to fullness is found in the face of your King. Dare to gaze today.