When Jane was born, her father wrote: “We have now another girl, a present plaything for her sister Cassy, and a future companion.” His words proved prophetic indeed. Jane’s only sister in a rather large family, Cassandra was, from the very first, Jane’s closest earthly companion. In fact, when Cassandra was old enough to go to school, little Jane went with her, not because she was old enough, but “because she would have been miserable without her sister.” Throughout her life, Jane cherished Cassandra’s friendship, and the two sisters were rarely apart.
In this line of her prayer, Jane focuses on God’s nearness. Her words remind us that the Lord, even more than any earthly friend or companion, is always with us. Her prayer points us to the promise that we are never alone. It brings to mind the picture of a best friend—one who is always there, knows all our secrets, and will come whenever we call. In Proverbs, we read that “there are ‘friends’ who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother” (18:24 NLT). That friend is Jesus, who gave his life as a ransom for yours, so you could be set free from sin and death and enjoy a relationship with God.
Thou art every where present, from Thee no secret can be hid . . .