As a kid, when my Grandma yelled “Kids! Dinner!”, I stopped what I was doing, dropped everything, turned towards her voice and house, and raced home as fast as my legs would move me.
Before that, I was so involved in whatever I was doing or playing like “ice cream truck” with my tricycle upside down and the pedals spinning, (not sure how exactly that made it an ice cream truck, but– it was the best game to play!), or burying m&m’s and pennies hoping for very special trees to grow quickly– nothing else mattered!
Important things, right?
As I Watched the video linked above, I had this mental picture of Jesus in the distance, and then of me just freed from wrist shackles– throwing off the weight of the world that ties me to this place, taking off at a full dead-on run, pushing my legs hard to get to Jesus.
All those things I’ve been focused on asking for God to bring His Kingdom here on earth– Jesus is His Kingdom.
Jesus is His promise.
There is no one else I want to be as close to as possible, besides my husband– and even he takes a backseat to my Jesus. My Rescuer. My Holy Hero.
There is some ugliness in the world that is not going to let the healing, transformative Light and Life of Jesus into it. Ever. It will burn in that lake of fire with the enemy of God and our souls.
I want to be as close to Jesus as I possibly can be. Here on earth, in Heaven. Everywhere.
This song has reminded my spirit. There is nothing more important than closeness with Jesus.
No matter where I am, when I am close with Jesus– I am Home.
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4 NASB
His rod and staff can only comfort me when I am close to Him. This Psalm is a picture of walking close to Jesus.