A Not-So (Socially) Distant God

A Holy God came down to earth
Indwelled the human race
Imago Dei now its worth –
God close, on every face.

He took a basin and a towel,
Got close and cleaned our feet,
As Servant He fulfilled the vow
We made and couldn’t keep.

What man deemed unclean, sick and lost
He chased relentlessly
Paid our payment on a cross
Came close and set us free.

He said, “Do not forsake to meet!
Fear not as you once did.
Remind each other as you eat
That God is in your midst.”

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.  And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”
Hebrews 10:23-25


30 Comments on “A Not-So (Socially) Distant God

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  2. Your poetry is outstanding and just beautiful. It’s so deep and encouraging. A true God-given gift. Thank you for sharing it with us.


  3. Your words touched my spirit, as always, Heidi. You’ve drawn my attention to the ways Jesus drew close to people. He sat with outcasts, ate with sinners and even touched the leprous. What a gracious Savior! Praise God he came close–in our depravity, set us free from our sin, and will be with us always (Matthew 28:20). Mind-boggling.

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  4. Beautiful poem, Heidi! Thank you for the encouragement that “came close and set us free!” I’m so grateful God never keeps His distance! Love and blessings of hope and peace to you!


  5. “God with us”. Like the Feast of Booths, God “tabernacles” with us. Thank you, Heidi for reminding us in this time of distance. God’s grip – Alan


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