“The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart” Romans 10:8a (NIV)
The word is near you.
How incomprehensible this is, Lord, that you love us so much you dwell within our hearts.
Near – a simple but powerful promise. You are near me.
You plant yourself deep within my soul and never leave me.
When all others abandon me, you stay near.
When I shake with fear – you are near to hold me
When I am sick with worry – you are near to give me peace
When I feel lost and alone – you are near as my companion.
When my heart is heavy with disappointment – you are near to carry my load
When I boil over with anger – you are near to calm me down
When I am hurt – you are near to heal.
When I am confused – you are near to guide me.
When I am weak – you are near to give me strength
When I doubt – you are near to fill me with hope.
When I am broken, you are near with your complete love
My heart overflows with gratitude, my hands cling to you in sacred intimacy, and my soul rejoices within my whole being that you – as the Word – are near.
A sacred snug – a holy hug – an ever present presence!
Thank you, O Lord!