Here I am sitting in front of my computer. I am in this very moment, here. Yet my life is a compilation of all my days together. Who I am here includes all the “there’s – the places I have been, the people I have known, the experiences I have had, the pains I have endured, the joys I have known. Here in this moment, I have been a daughter, a student, an employee, a wife, a mom & so many other roles in my life. Each “here” has left its mark on my life somehow changing me. Each “here” had purpose & meaning. Here is meant to somehow transform me so that I become more like the very One Who gives “here” significance.
And yet, it is a mystery that here also includes there. All the promises given there are for me, here. The covenants made there hold true for me here.
“I am making this covenant not only with you who are standing here with us today in the presence of the Lord our God but also with those are not here today.” (Deuteronomy 29:14, 15).
Did you catch it – “not here today”. That includes me. And you.
Here in this moment.
Here & there both matter. Both woven into my life. Here.