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 Jesus is near
17/07/2017 14:23:09 GMT
Written by David Hathaway

I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! Even if the light around me becomes night - even in darkness I cannot hide from you. To you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and light are the same to you. (Ps 139)

For so many people Jesus is some distant person; God is distant and unapproachable. If I were to ask you, 'Where is God', some would say, 'To find God I would have to go to church', some would respond, 'God, He's up there'. But where is 'there'? I've got good news for you today, Jesus is called 'Emmanuel, God with us' - wherever you find yourself in life, God is there with you. Jesus says to you, 'Come to Me with your burdens and I will give you rest'. If only you would reach out to Him in prayer today, you'd discover He's standing by your side. You don't need a 'holy man' to find God; God is waiting to hear your voice: when you talk to Him in prayer, your faith is the bridge which erases the distance between you and Him.

In Matthew 14 Jesus was standing in the middle of a storm on Galilee; today, wherever, whenever there is a crisis, a tragedy, sickness, sin, fear or pain in your life - Jesus is always there. And although when you are experiencing it - your fear, your pain, your sickness - you cannot actually see Jesus, because of your absolute distress, He really is there! The hardest thing in my life and yours, in the crisis, in the pain and suffering is, at that moment, to see Jesus, because the darkness surrounding you prevents you from seeing Him. But to Jesus, darkness shines as bright as light: you are never so far away that He can't see you (Ps 139:11-12).

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