Too Far?

2014-08-17 16.49.58

Too far?
So far.

Feeling so far away,
beyond reach,
outside hope.

Too far from you Lord.

But not so.

Nowhere is too far,
no distance
is beyond your reach;
no circumstance
beyond your hope;
no person
beyond your love.

Wherever I am
you are there,
you can reach me,
you gather me
and bring me home,
you make me live again

In and through you

Ezekiel 11:14-21 (CEV)

A Promise of Hope

14 The Lord replied:

15 Ezekiel, son of man, the people living in Jerusalem claim that you and the other Israelites who were taken to Babylonia are too far away to worship me. They also claim that the land of Israel now belongs only to them. 16 But here is what I want you to tell the Israelites in Babylonia:

It’s true that I, the Lord God, have forced you out of your own country and made you live among foreign nations. But for now, I will be with you wherever you are, so that you can worship me. 17 And someday, I will gather you from the nations where you are scattered and let you live in Israel again.18 When that happens, I want you to clear the land of all disgusting idols.19 Then I will take away your stubbornness and make you eager to be completely faithful to me. You will want to obey me 20 and all my laws and teachings. You will be my people, and I will be your God. 21 But those who worship idols will be punished and get what they deserve. I, the Lord God, have spoken.

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