“Come WITH ME by yourselves…” (Mark 6:31)
Can words from Jesus get any better than that? What a beautiful divine invitation.
God wants to be with us. That’s it. He has wanted a relationship with us from the beginning of time when He walked with Adam and Eve in the cool of the day. He wants to be with us.
So much so, that He went to extraordinary, sacrificial lengths to restore a relationship we had broken.
So much so, that He sent His own Son to die on a cross…a bloodied, battered bridge that spanned the chasm between a loving Creator and His rebellious creation.
So much so, that He has chosen to indwell the redeemed with His Spirit.
So much so, that He promises to never leave us nor forsake us.
He wants to be with me… TODAY. And He wants to be with you.
When we’re alone. When we’re in a crowd. When we’re serving others. When we’re at rest. When we’re busily fulfilling work commitments. When we’re caring for our families. When we’re at church. And in every single moment in between… in every single moment of every single day.
When I take time for Him and sit with Him in silence, He meets with me and communes with me and fills me with more of Him. Because He wants to be with me.
When my ears are listening and my heart is paying attention, His still, small voice can be louder and stronger than absolutely anything else in my world. Because He wants to be with me.
And sometimes when I’m not even really trying to hear Him, and I’m going about my busy-ness, taking care of a multitude of tasks for a multitude of people, He has a wonderful way of making Himself heard…making Himself known. Because He wants to be with me.
In big ways and small, in quiet moments and amidst noisy chaos…He seeks me. Because He wants to be with me. I can’t imagine a more exciting or fulfilling life than one lived in constant anticipation of the next divine encounter.
Want to know more about encountering the divine? Check out this post, entitled Just to Be With Him.
Written by Jennifer Clarke