Monday, December 20

Draw Near

Draw nigh to God...
...in holiness
Draw nigh in repentance, for the forgiveness of sins

Draw near...
...in silent adoration
Draw near in unrestrained awe and praise

Draw close to the Lord...

...to that Intimate Friend
Draw close to the Beloved of your soul

Draw alongside...

...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

Draw near...

...in moments of anger
...in moments of praise
Draw near...
...in moments of emergency
...in moments of stillness
Draw near...
...in moments of deep sorrow
...in moments of great joy
Draw near...
...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!




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13 Responses
  1. Terra Says:

    This painting of the kneeling Mary is lovely, and the text too. Merry Christmas Lynn.


  2. MTJ Says:

    Hi Lynn,

    This year has been a drawing near for me, hearing the voice of God call me to repentance. Thankful for His grace which allowed me to draw near, as I learn to walk by faith. Thankful for family, friends and new friends (I've met in this forum) who each day live Christ-centered, passionate lives; serving as examples genuine biblical Christianity.

    Thank you Lynn for extending encouragement, friendship and fellowship.

    Blessings and peace.

    MTJ


  3. Beautifully said, Lynn.

    Merry Christmas and may God bless you as you have so wonderfully blessed me.

    Lynnda


  4. Nicky Says:

    Amen! Have a blessed and peaceful Christmas Lynn.


  5. M. L. Archer Says:

    Merry Christmas, Lynnie! God Bless you and your wonderful family!


  6. lynnmosher Says:

    Terra, I'm always so happy to see you here. Thank you so much for commenting. May you have a very blessed Christmas!


  7. lynnmosher Says:

    MTJ, It has been my pleasure to have met you this year. Thank you for your friendship. And thank you for your dear comment. May you have a very blessed Christmas!


  8. lynnmosher Says:

    Hey, dear Lynnda! You have blessed me! Thank you for your friendship. May you have a very blessed Christmas!


  9. lynnmosher Says:

    Nicky, thank you so much for taking time to drop by for a visit and leave a comment. Makes my heart happy! Hope you have a very blessed Christmas!


  10. lynnmosher Says:

    Hey, my sweet Merry Merry! Thanks so much for the Christmas wishes. I pray you have a Merry Merry Christmas, filled with blessings!


  11. Sheila Says:

    Beautiful--and so needed. We often forget at this time of year the baby came to die for our sins. Who would leave heaven and enter into the form of a baby, endure the cruel hardships of this world, and then die upon the cross for such sinful people as we? The only ONE!


  12. Dawn Wilson Says:

    Thank you for this reminder to "draw near." In the rush of Christmas ~ and this has been a crazy year for us with many unexpected circumstances and adaptations ~ I needed to hear this today.

    Blessings to you this Christmas season, Lynn.


  13. Simply humbling and beautiful, Lynn! Praise GOD!