Is he in the Rivers?
Is He in the Lakes?
In the Ponds?
In the Sky?
In the Fields?
In the Rocks?
In the Trees?
In the Mountains?
In the Church?
He is everywhere. In everything. But not the way you might think. His spirit cannot be contained in a river, lake, pond, rock, or tree, or even a mountain or the sky. He is too big for all of that.
He is all power. He makes the storms, lightening and thunder and pouring down rain. He makes the water and forces it to crash down from dizzying heights to make waterfalls and to cut rivers out of rock and to crash against the shore and nothing can withstand it.
He is all good. He forms the plants of the field and the trees of the forest and the animals and birds that live there. He forms humans, and gives them the greatest gift -
His spirit, which is too big to fit inside a tree or a pond or a mountain or an ocean, is made human-size. He took his size, and his power, and his goodness, and compacted them into one man. A baby, even, who grew into an everyday man, who wasn't really everyday at all, but all power and all goodness and all in all.
And this baby turned man, who was God in the flesh, was pierced and hung up and poured out, and the Spirit broke into millions of pieces, all man-sized, and filled each one who would breathe Him in.
And God is in us and around us and through us, and we are in God, because of this baby-man-God, Jesus Christ, who gave up and gave in and gave us all he was and all he had, and overcame.
And the Spirit of God is so big and so powerful and so good that it can lift all of us up. Every single one. And we only have to say "yes" to know Him and to be in Him, and He in us.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16