“I Haven’t Moved…”-

A story is told of an older couple driving down the road in their aged, but reliable vehicle. Suddenly a convertible speeds by, providing a view of a young couple at the helm, huge smiles on their faces and obviously in love, the woman practically sitting in the man’s lap. The old woman looks on with a touch of envy and comments, “What happened to us? We used to be just like them, so in love.” Without flinching or taking his eyes off the road, her husband replies, “Well, I don’t know. I haven’t moved.”

The story makes me laugh, but at the same time, I’m reminded of my relationship with the Lord. So often, I feel distant and removed from Him, and wonder why He feels far off. But He never moves. Though omniscient and omnipotent, He remains always omnipresent. Not only is He always with me, He is also always approachable. The mighty, magnificent, majestic God of the universe desires me to come near, and assures me He’ll always be glad to see me. In James 4:8 we are promised, “Come near to God, and He will come near to you.” Zephaniah 3:17 assures us, “The Lord your God is with you. He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love; He will rejoice over you with singing.” Whatever condition I may be in, He hasn’t moved. Ruth Meyers summarized the mystery of these thoughts well: “To think that You not only permit me to come before You, but You actually desire my fellowship, my worship, my prayers, and my eternal presence!”

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