1. Simple and Profound. God reaching for us in humble and sacrificial love. Only a lie from the enemy tells us otherwise. Such a powerful truth that has become a powerless cliche. But God is awakening us from our spiritual slumber to speak to us again about His love. Thank you, Rachel, for the beautiful and powerful way in which you wrote this. May the Spirit of God speak powerfully through your words to everyone who read them.
    God bless you.

    (P.S. Your second to last paragraph starting with “Acknowledge” needs some editing, I think?)

    1. Author

      Thanks Diane for your wise words. And thank you for catching the paragraph that didn’t make sense. I’ve corrected it.

  2. Rachel, I love the intimacy of this post, and this great quote, “It began with an intimate relationship with a baby who needed to be cleaned, fed, watched, and cuddled.” Like that wonderful song, “Mary, Did You Know?” it’s so amazing to think she kissed the face of God! But how much more amazing to know and believe that He wraps His loving arms around us every day, and comforts us with a lullaby, singing, “Don’t worry, I’m right here with you, I’ll never leave you or forsake you.” What a savior!

    1. Author

      Beth, I found the song you mention on YouTube. I do know the song but I had forgotten about it. It gave me chills, it’s so beautiful. We have a wonderful Savior.

  3. ‘Here am I, here am I.’ All day long I have held out my hands to an obstinate people, who walk in ways not good, pursuing their own imaginations. Isaiah 65:2 What a great verse. I don’t think I’ve ever read it.

    1. Author

      Isaiah 65:2 is one of my favorite verses. My other favorite verse is further down in the same chapter. It says: “Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear.” Isaiah 65:24 When we turn from being obstinate to seeking God he is eager to answer us. We have a wonderful God. Rebecca, on a separate note…did you send me a message about the biblical woman in Athens??! I saw it, but now I can’t find it.

  4. Rachel,
    What a wonderful reminder this is that, “When we can’t feel God’s warmth, it isn’t punishment.” I think we have all went or will go through times of feeling like God is far away. This can be such a lonely and difficult road. Thank you for digging into the truth and sharing this encouragement.

  5. I’ve often pictured myself in the Garden grabbing fruit or hiding in the bushes. You’re right, God wants that close intimate walk with me. Thank you for this beautiful reminder that He is faithfully reaching out in love. Blessings!

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