his ever-flowing presence

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his ever-flowing presence

Psalm 46:4-6 (JDV)

Psalm 46:4 There is a river – its streams delight the city of God, the holy dwelling places of the Most High.
Psalm 46:5 God is within her; she will not be shaken. God will help her when the morning dawns.
Psalm 46:6 Nations are in uproar, kingdoms shake; the land melts when he raises his voice.

his ever-flowing presence

As I write this, there is a river outside my window. Every morning when I wake, it is there. All day long its water flows, like a never-ending promise of provision and peace from God.

If you have ever visited Jerusalem, you would have seen glory and grandeur, majestic buildings and wonderful sacred sites. But you would have not seen this river that the psalmist describes. The streams of no river are delighting the city of God — yet.

Consequently, many read this psalm as if it is looking forward to the great city of God in the future.

I don’t think so. Verse four is the symbol, verse five describes the reality. The river whose streams delight God’s city is God himself. His presence is the source of our provision and peace, even when the world falls apart all around us.

Lord, thank you for your ever-flowing presence.

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About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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