Two Places at Once

Have you ever wished you could be in several places at once? Your eldest child might be the star of opening night in the school play, but your youngest child is sick in bed with a stomach virus. Or perhaps you have an opportunity to travel with friends, but it’s the same week you must finish a big work project that will advance your career. If only you could be in two places at once. Jesus was fully human and fully divine, but that also meant he was voluntarily limited by time, space, and his humanity while he ministered on earth. He could comfort, teach, heal, and feed those within his proximity (and occasionally those outside of it: Luke 7:1–10; John 4:46–54; Matthew 15:21–28), but the Spirit can be near to everyone, meeting every need at any time, all at once. The Spirit brings a fullness to God’s promise to never leave or forsake us in a way that had not been experienced before Jesus’s resurrection. What a relief that we don’t have to take a number (like we’re in line at the DMV) to be in the presence of God!