God, I’m Here

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With the advancement of technology, we can see when people might be available. Social media platforms tell us when someone is online. Or Microsoft Teams can allow you to tell people if you are available—then again, maybe you set your status to “Away” because you don’t want to deal with people. The perception of being available can bring to mind a boss or teacher who might bother us. We can view availability as a loss of freedom and choice, an annoyance and a hassle, something we are forced to do for school or work. But what if we see availability like a relationship with someone we care for? There are people in our lives for whom being available is not a hassle but a pleasure! Our availability to be faithful in small things is like us telling God, “I’m here if you need me.”