So Close


I think most of us have had the experience of being in one of those long lines which are set up to keep people moving along…like at an amusement park. Where you get in line and are actually pretty close to the attraction, but the design has you make multiple turns as you go right and left and slowly move along. Like a slow-motion maze.

At church tonight, God helped me to see how we need to be a gentle witness to those who feel like there is a long line to know God and accept Jesus. Times when they seem so close, but just aren’t quite there yet.

My prayer for us tonight is to ask God to guide us to those hurting or spiritually seeking who feel like they are in a long, slow line… they have to wait and wait to get to and through that spiritual turnstile. They may be so close but yet, feel they are so far away.

Interesting how God would put this message on my heart tonight with an urgency to share it with you. Perhaps you know exactly who that person is you are going to reach out to!

Don’t you have a saying, “It’s still four months until harvest? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.”

– John 4: 35



6 comments on “So Close

  1. Very interesting analogy which I have never before seen, and still don’t, despite your great description of it! God is omnipresent, and the Way to receive Him, Jesus Christ, is also omnipresent. The veil of deceit obscures this. In my experience (and I was an unbeliever for 4 decades), it is a matter of RECEIVING or rejecting Truth. I have yet to meet someone on American soil who has not heard of Jesus.

    • So glad you are with us, Deanna! Quickly written post and perhaps not the best analogy. I was thinking of a friend who many times has been so close to accepting Christ, but so far has not. Visioned him being in that line and being so close to His Truth. You are right about it being a matter of RECEIVING…as gentle witnesses we can continue to pray and guide people in God’s direction.

      • And even this very day I find it such a relief knowing that as I simply trust Christ and let HIM speak through me that the words are HIS: such words do not return to Him void, but accomplish the purpose for which He sends them! Hallelujah!

      • So wonderfully said, Deanna! There is nothing I can add to this wonderful comment other than one more big HALLELUJAH!

  2. That was very inspiring. I often find myself reaching out to others. That is why I do my best in walking the way I talk. The issue I face is that many that I encounter are those from my past. Many still see me for who I used to be. I am not that person anymore. I still do my best in helping others. I try to keep my focus off of the negative things that people say and keep doing positive. I can go to sleep peacefully at night knowing that I did try my best to help another even if it fails.

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