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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Do You Hear What I Hear?

My sheep know my voice and a stranger they will not follow. John 10

To this day I can walk in a room teeming with people, conversations, and laughter, and piercing though all the noise a clearing of the throat can be heard, probably only by me, and in that moment I know my dad is here. 

After 18 years of living with and being raised by my parents I have learned my father's voice and can still know when he is near, even when I can't see him. 

This last week of Christmas we will be surrounded by the sounds of laughter, conversations, music, cash registers, and unwrapping of gifts. Still in all the noise our Father is near. 

He's always near. 

He's near to the brokenhearted. Psalm 34:1 

And... 

He's near to all who call on him. Psalm 145:18 

Over 2000 years ago we were so far from God that he sent His Son to us, to walk with us, to teach and train us, to redeem us, so we could be... near. 

And although we might not see God in the noise this week... 

our Father is near. 

He's always near.

Do you hear what I hear?

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