Jehovah-Shammah: The Lord Is There
This is the name given
to God's Church by the prophet Ezekiel. While Ezekiel has in his mind's eye the
Jehovah-shammah, means that God dwells with us, "the Lord is there".
And it is the presence of God with her that is the blessedness, happiness,
security and glory of God's church on earth and in heaven. It is true, God is with all his creatures in a general way. He is
everywhere at all times, because he is omnipresent. And the Lord is everywhere
in a providential way, sovereignly performing his will and accomplishing his
purpose in all things. But when the Holy Spirit calls the Church of God
"Jehovah-shammah", he means for us to understand that "the Lord
is there" in a special way to exercise his grace and power and make
himself known. The Lord is in
Child of God, your Lord and Redeemer has made all these blessed promises to you. Believe him. Wherever you are, whatever your trial, temptation, struggle and trouble of heart is, "the Lord is there". He is present to support you, comfort you, help you, instruct you, guide you and deliver you. Set your heart not upon your troubles, but upon your God. And "rejoice in the Lord alway, again, I say, rejoice. Let your moderation be known to all men, the Lord is at hand!" Our God is at hand. What shall we fear? Our God is at hand. Of whom shall we be afraid? Our God is at hand. What can make us sad, or cause our hearts to fail?