But NOW in Christ Jesus you who sometimes were far off are made near by the blood of Christ. Ephesians 2:13
God’s grace, His favor that we cannot earn, is immeasurable! No matter where we are, what we have done, how far we have gone from Him. I’ve been thinking about this verse all week, and I love the fact that God says “NOW”. Present tense. Anytime. His blood is enough to forgive and give us a new start with Him. He takes joy in bringing us close to him and longs for relationship with us. We are made near by His sacrificed life.
Within the Psalms, King David wrote about the fact that he couldn’t get away from God. When he took the time to think about this, he was in awe. “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me: it is high, I cannot attain unto it.” In other words, “…it’s too great for me to understand! Where shall I go from your spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence?” (Psalm 139:6-7)
Even when we wander from God as His precious children, He is still with us. His love is unrelenting! If we, as His children, “feel” far off, He has already made us near to Him by His blood. Come back.
The Lord also had me hear this song on the radio this week, and it so simply goes along with this verse. Enjoy it and Him! Here is the link