When you go through difficult times, you learn quickly who your real friends are. Some people press in when you are in pain. They step right over the mess in your living room and bring a casserole dish into your bare kitchen. True friends listen and pray and choose to remain present even if you try to push them away.
I need more friends like this.
I want to be this kind of friend.
This is a calling to be “God with skin on.”
You see, I don’t worship a distant God. My life is surrendered to a Heavenly Father who took on flesh and dwelt among the broken. He came to seek and to save the outcast. He pursues and woos and remains present.
God Himself is with us.
This Advent, may I remember that God came near, and I must do the same.
The God who made the world and everything in it…
He doesn’t play hide-and-seek with us.
He’s not remote; He’s near.
We live and move in Him,
can’t get away from Him!
Acts 17: 24, 27 (MSG)
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