Theme: Present in peace and in panic
Above the office door of the Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Jung, hung a stone plaque inscribed with the words: Called or Not, God is Present. Jung’s sign summarized in a few words what the Bible has put forth in thousands of words indicating that the transcendent almighty God chooses to be with humanity, to communicate and move among us whether is called or not. Even a simple reading of Scripture will reveal that numerous human experiences of God were underscored by the assurance of God’s presence. Words such as: ‘I am with you’ are from God encouraging Abraham in Genesis 17:7 and ultimately, the steady presence of God took a name, Emmanuel in Isaiah 7:14.