Where does God reside?

God doesn’t live anywhere. He is everywhere or omnipresent.  It’s a concept that is hard for us to comprehend since we are not God.  However, once we recognize that God is a transcendent being and operates outside of time and space, it is easy to understand that God can be involved in every aspect of creation. For example, nuclear physicists have hypothesized that at the subatomic level the smallest identifiable quantity is light. So, just as light is everywhere—inside every cell of the human body, inside every grain of dust and blade of grass—God can be everywhere all the time.

In the Bible, writers of the Scriptures, inspired by the Holy Spirit, describe God as one who is involved in every aspect of his creation. You can test the theory of God’s omnipresence by talking with him. As you become aware of your communication, you only have to imagine billions of others carrying on a conversation with God at the same time. If millions can be on Google at one time, it is not to difficult to reason that God can handle an infinite number of communications simultaneously—being everywhere at once.

Three thousand years ago, David, a king of Israel and prolific songwriter, penned these words that beautifully describe an omnipresent God.

Where can I go from your Spirit?

    Where can I flee from your presence?

If I go up to the heavens, you are there;

    if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.

If I rise on the wings of the dawn,

    if I settle on the far side of the sea,

even there your hand will guide me,

    your right hand will hold me fast.

If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me

    and the light become night around me,”

even the darkness will not be dark to you;

    the night will shine like the day,

    for darkness is as light to you.

Psalms 139:7-12