Nearness of God

The God Who Comes Near – Luke 8

The God Who Comes Near – Luke 8

How beautiful to know that God loves us and wants to come to us in our need- to enter our very home, to sit by our bed, to speak to us, and to heal. How even more beautiful to realize that he so dearly wants to enter our lives that he does not wait for an invitation but comes looking for us, for is that not the meaning of Revelation 3:20?

‘–“Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens, I will come in and sup with him and he with me”.’

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God Has Visited His People – Luke 7

God Has Visited His People – Luke 7

The overwhelming implication of this is continuity: the same God at work in the story of Elijah’s raising of the widow of Zarapheth’s son is the same God at work in Jesus’ raising of the widow of Nain’s son; but here is no prophet acting on God’s behalf. This is God himself bringing life to the dead, revealing his passionate heart for his people. He is the fullness of all that was hinted at in every foreshadowing of the Old Testament. But as we see here, it is a fullness intimately concerned in the individual cares of his people. God indeed has visited his people—in the person of Jesus Christ.

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The God Forsaken – Mark 15

The God Forsaken – Mark 15

“My God, My God, Why have you forsaken me?” –Here we have proof that whatever isolation we feel from God in the midst of our own experiences of darkness, Jesus too knows, because He has experienced it himself.

But his experience is not the same as ours, at least not in the way we tend to think….

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He is Near – Mark 13

He is Near – Mark 13

It is not as we would have expected. We would have expected that the moment in which the darkness seems the greatest would be the moment in which God’s absence would be most profoundly felt and proven true, but Jesus insists it is not. It is precisely in this moment that He is nearer than ever. He is at the gates; salvation is nigh.

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