Kate and the FMF tribe met last night over on Twitter. At 9:45 p.m. she said…
Kate said NEAR last night – I saw the word before I went to bed and the very first thing that came to mind is a scripture.
Draw NEAR to Me and I will draw NEAR to you.
I don’t always think of a scripture right away on a prompt – if you read any of my FMF posts you know that. Sometimes I go a little crazy with poetry or some weird thought but today I’m going serious on you!
Last week our Pastor (Tim Cox Jr) preached a message about the holy pauses. I keep thinking of this holy pause between Thankgiving and Christmas. Advent, as we refer to it, is a long holy pause — or at least it should be.
This season I plan on being very intentional about the pauses…not all of them will be holy but I intend to savor the Savior this month. You know the whole manger, Bethlehem, Magi, Shepherds, no vacancy story is true. I stake my very life on it.
And because I do?
I am going to get seriously NEAR the journey, the stench of a dirty cave, the awkwardness of the stinky shepherds, the labor pains, the hideous decree of Herod, an inn with no rooms…yup, that’s where you’ll find me for the next few weeks.
And, you know what?
He will be incredibly NEAR.
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