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 responses to “A Not-So (Socially) Distant God”

  1. […] some filled with potholes that may last through seasons instead of minutes, but no matter what, He’s with us every step of the way. And even better—He knows the best way, so following him will take us to the greatest destination […]

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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.

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  3. Thank you, Heidi. Much love and blessings.

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  4. Heidi, this poem is beautiful. I take great comfort in the truth that God is so near to us and wants to engage with us. Amazing love!

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    1. We serve a beautiful God, Jeanne. Yes, I share that comfort with you! Be blessed, friend

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  5. Such beautiful words. You are an inspirarion! God bless you.

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    1. We serve a beautiful God! Thank you, Crissy 🙂

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  6. So beautiful ! Thank you, Heidi!

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    1. Been thinking about you, dearest Debbie. Hope you are good!

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  7. 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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    1. It’s crazy how our minds think alike, Nancy. I had another stanza which said almost verbatim what you said, “He sat with the outcast and touched the leprous!” YES… Mind-boggling, indeed! Thanks for being a beautiful encouragement to my heart, friend.

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      1. Oo-oo–my thoughts were almost verbatim of your thoughts?! Maybe that means someday I’ll be able to write poetry like yours!! 🙂

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        1. You are not just kind but really funny!

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  8. 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!

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    1. Thanks, Trudy … Blessings to you and yours as well!

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  9. Wonderful poem, Heidi. Hey, you can write 🙂

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    1. Thank you … Hey, so do you ☺️

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  10. Thank you Heidi, that was beautiful. Blessings!

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    1. Thank you, Bruce. … Blessings as you sense Him near to you!

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      1. I haven’t a clue what God’s Holy Spirit is doing today but He was touched with your poem because it melted my heart. I love it when this happens. More blessings to you too!

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        1. Than I praise God that He would use a tiny Word-Flinger like me to be involved in His work. Thank you for the encouragement, Brother!

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          1. We’re all tiny word flingers, but I know what you mean and I praise Him too.

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  11. “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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    1. Thank you, Alan … In God’s grip, indeed!

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  12. Thankful that though He is transcendent, He is very much immanent. 🙌🏽

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    1. Amen and Amen, Deandra!!!! 🤗❤️

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    2. Beautifully said, Deandra!

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  13. Sweet Friend,
    I am learning that God does not look for perfection in people but a willingness to trust in Him alone. Thank you for this beautiful expression of His faithful call . . .❤️

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    1. Thank you, dear Kathie… He alone is our sure foundation! Sending love and a HUGE hug! 🤗

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