He Is Near (Devotional On Isaiah 55:6)
Seek the Lord while you can find him. Call on him now while he is near. – Isaiah 55:6
I grew up in a really old-school church. The singing was very different from the church I go to now. There was no music, no fancy new worship songs and we either sang psalms or hymns.
It’s funny how music stays with you through the years. When I read Isaiah 55:6 I practically burst out singing an old hymn – one that I haven’t sung for at least eight years. The words really spoke to me this morning and I’d like to share them with you.
Here they are:
Seek ye the Lord all ye people,
Turn to Him while He is near,
Let the wicked forsake his own way,
And call on Him while He may hear.
Ho, everyone who is thirsty,
Come to the waters of life,
Come and drink of the milk and the wine,
Come without money and price.
And there is peace like a river,
And glory divine,
If you’ll come to the water,
If you’ll taste of His wine,
There is love ever flowing,
And joy ever full,
And there’s life everlasting
For us all.
There are times in our lives when God feels close, and times when he feels far away. There are ebbs and flow’s in even the greatest of faiths. That’s ok. It happened to the Biblical legends too and it happens to that super spiritual-person at your church, even if they don’t admit it.
So when God is near, enjoy. Drink up and embrace Him. Draw close to Him and enjoy hanging out with Him. Seek vision for your life. Ask the big questions and most of all, embrace the love that He has for you.
And remember, even when the hard, stormy, lonely seasons of life: He is still there.
See you tomorrow.