Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


September 28, 2013

A positive minute: U is for ubiquitous



For once, she didn’t know what I did? I must tell you that to this day, I have no idea what that spanking was for. I just chalked it up to those times I didn’t get caught doing something I shouldn’t.

As a Christian, I believe God is ubiquitous or omnipresent. In other words he is everywhere. The Psalmist is talking about that in today’s scripture passage. He asks, “Where can I go from your Spirit?” The answer is, as long as we are in this world, nowhere for He is everywhere.

To the non-believer, that just doesn’t sound reasonable. I understand that and that is why we call it “faith.” We have faith that what we read in the bible is correct and the insight of those who lived those hundreds and thousands of years gone by have a certain insight that we don’t have, so we read what they have to say and because of the rigors of acceptance of the scripture by the church fathers and other theologians, we have faith in their opinion and writings.

So, while I had the feeling my grandmother was all seeing and, all present, I certainly understand that God most definitely is. Faith? Sure, that what it takes. The wisdom of this world just never has been able to accept or, explain everything about God.

For me, I just trust in the Word of God to guide me through those things that I have no understanding of. Give Him a chance to work in you. When you are faced with a situation that just doesn’t seem to have an answer, ask for His assistance.

I will be conducting a series of studies called: “Come Thirsty: Receive what your soul longs for,” beginning Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 6:30 pm. Call for more information.

The Most Rev. Michael Layne, PhD, ThD, can be reached at 812-614-2160 or, through

Layne will be guest pastor at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Napoleon, this Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m.

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