Grover, the Cute and Furry Monster from Sesame Street often taught about prepositions of location. What?? You know words like: over, under, near, far!
These words really have great power in knowing where things are! They change the whole understanding of where something or someone is actually positioned! They’re basically our linguistic GPS.
The words near and far have especially powerful eternal life consequences when it comes to us and our LORD. Throughout Scripture our God is calling out to us, Come near to Me…come listen to Me…come put your faith and trust in Me…come near to Me now and be with Me forever.
And just as Grover encouraged the little children to run up to the television screen in order to come near, so must we run into the arms of the Lord Jesus Christ in order to come near to our Heavenly Father–our Abba.
Those who are far from You will perish; You destroy all who are unfaithful to You. But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign LORD my refuge; I will tell of Your deeds. Psalm 73:27-28
Jesus said to them, “Let the little children come [near] to Me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God Belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” Mark 10:14-15
Come near to God and He will come near to you. James 4:7
Come on, let’s run near to our Lord! Let’s come near to our God in faith and receive His promise and stay in His presence. Our Lord is near, and always has been–waiting with outstretched loving arms, once stretched out on a cross for us in the fullness of His love.
Yes. Our God is very near to us–we just need to turn and choose to be very near to Him. It really “is good to be near God!” Now and for all eternity!
In love, peace and purposeful passion, Sylane