Across the Preacher’s Desk: God Is Near

December 10, 2020 - We had our young grandson Mason who is a little over 2 years old, staying with us for a few days during Thanksgiving. As you go from our den into our dining room, you go up some stairs or steps, about 5 of them to be exact. Well, Mason already has an independent streak. So, we would start up those steps and he would say, “all on my own” and hold the rail and walk up without my assistance.

Well, for a little fellow, that is a big moment. He was venturing to climb those steps without any assistance from Poppy or Gigi. He reached the top safely by just taking one step after another. The last step was just as easy as the first. However, we were near, we were close, we were ready to make sure he did not fall. He did it several times and never had an incident.

To a toddler, climbing the stairs is a big adventure. To the Christian, it is the greatest possible adventure to ascend to God. As we make that ascent, God is near, he is there to pick us up when we stumble. Remember the words of Paul, “forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13-14) Let’s make sure we are climbing toward the heights with God.

It’s something to think about ... tbp

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