I saw God today, in distance.
I do not think I am alone in saying that some days I struggle with relationships. I misunderstand or am misunderstood. I put expectations on a friendship or feel the weight of expectations placed on me. My response to these hurts can vary but there seems to be one response that rises to the surface every time…distance. Then again isn’t this what sin and hurt does, creates distance? My sin created distance in my most important relationship, with God.
I enjoy reading the blog posts on the (In)courage website. As I was browsing on their website the other day, I came across these words…”We know what it’s like to have distance in a relationship because we’ve hurt someone else. And with God, there’s only one way to close the gap. Jesus came to earth and died on the the cross to make that happen.” ((In)courage)
Since little on up I have been told this story, that Jesus made a way for me to come to God. And I have seen that this is true. Nonetheless, He doesn’t stop there. He bridges the distance in my other relationships, those places where I have hurt those and others have hurt me. Jesus is undeniably the only way I can have friendship with God and likewise the only way I can have friendship with others.
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38, 39
Is there a relationship you can give to Jesus today?