“I am God and not a human; I am the Holy One, and I am among you” (Hosea 11:9 NCV). Reflect on those last four words: “I am among you.” Do you believe God is near? He wants you to. He wants you to know he is in the midst of your world. Wherever you are now right now, he is present.
And he’s more than near – he’s active. God is in the thick of things in your world. He has not removed himself from history. He has not chosen to seclude himself on a throne in an incandescent castle. He has drawn near. He has involved himself in the carpools, heartbreaks, and funeral homes of our day. The Lord is near. You may feel alone, but there is never a moment in which you face life without help. God is near.