Thanks to Lynn Mosher of Heading Home for sharing this excellent post. What an awesome God that woos us to draw near.
...to that Intimate Friend
Draw close to the Beloved of your soul
...kneeling as a petitioner
Draw alongside as a listener, in deepest affection
Draw closer still to the Babe in the manger...
...listen to the sweet sounds of the Newborn, as a foreshadowing of grievous sobs for a world of sinners
...smell the scent of the timbered cradle, as a harbinger of the distinctive fragrance of a destined, wooden cross
...see the Babe’s tiny hands reaching out, as impending vessels for prophetic iron spikes
...hear the gentle beat of His humble heart, as the antithesis of the future, rhythmic clanking of a metal hammer
Draw near to receive...
...a salvation so freely offered
...the power and strength you are lacking
...the guidance necessary to proceed through life’s events
...the tender touches of love to ease your pain and suffering
...overflowing streams of peace into your tired and hurting soul
...words of comfort and encouragement to soothe your broken heart and wipe away your tears
...in moments of anger
...in moments of praise
...in moments of emergency
...in moments of stillness
...in moments of deep sorrow
...in moments of great joy
...in moments of despair
...in moments of thankfulness
“Something better has been brought to us. It is God’s promise. And by that promise we come near to God.” (Heb. 7:19b Worldwide English) Therefore, “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.” (Heb. 10:22 NKJV)
“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” (James 4:8 NKJV)
Draw near to the King of heaven and earth! Draw near to sing Happy Birthday!