I wake up for the day, and you are there.
I lay my head on the pillow to sleep, and you are there.
I am consumed with my thoughts, and you are still there.
It seems I can’t escape you; your presence is always with me.
I walk along the trail with the trees looming, and you are there.
I wade along the shore with the shells shining, and you are there.
I sit among the people with the chatter boxes, and you are there.
It seems I can’t hide from you; your presence is ever with me.
You remind me of a lifelong friend, but I am not sure you are such a companion.
I’d like to be rid of you instead of making you a home.
I rise with the sun, and You are there.
I rest my eyes with the moon, and You are there.
I sort through my feelings and my thinking, and You are still there.
It seems I can’t evade You; Your presence is thick as billowed smoke.
I walk along the streets with the children playing, and You are there.
I hike to the mountaintops with silence deafening, and You are there.
I plunge into the darkness with the fears looming, and You are still there.
It seems I can’t elude You; Your presence is encircled as a cloak.
You remind me that You are a friend, and I am grateful you stick closer than a brother.
I’d like to welcome you for eternity, for Your presence shadows all the pain.
And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.John 14:16-18