I was seven years old. As I sat in the hard pew, I held tight to the crinkled hymnal that seemed huge in my small hands. And as the congregation stood to sing, I read these words for the first time:
I am Thine, O Lord, I have heard Thy voice, and it told Thy love to me; But I long to rise in the arms of faith and be closer drawn to Thee.*
I’m older now and I don’t often think of those lyrics, but the meaning is still true. If we draw near to God, He will draw near to us. If we seek after Him with all of our heart, He will do everything He can to have strong relationship with us.
Think about it.
If God has already allowed His Son to die for us, why wouldn’t He embrace us when we reach out to Him?
He wants our worship. He desires our friendship. He wants us to draw near to Him.
Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. James 4:8a
*Fanny Crosby, I Am Thine, O Lord