Most of us know that Jesus came to us over 2000 years ago ... and we know that Jesus is coming again some time in the future. We also know that God is with us every day, as the Spirit of God is in us and among us.
That means something. It means that we are not only aware and knowledgeable of God, but we can't help but be influenced by God because God is with us. All around us are the effects of mercy and grace, provision and protection, inclusion and engagement. These qualities of love are so profound to us, that all those who are around the presence of God will show these same effects to others.