Chapter 4: Unto You A Savior

January 18, 2007

“Heaven and earth are no wider apart today then when shepherds listened to the angels’ song. Humanity is still as much the object of heaven’s solicitude as when common men of common occupations met angels at noonday, and talked with the heavenly messengers in the vinyards and the fields.” DA38.

How closely is our world touched by God’s presence? Do you believe that heaven and earth are really no wider apart today then when the angles sang to the Shepherds over 2000 years ago? Ellen has strongly urged this reality in these firsts chapters, and I am beliving because the Bible shows a similar picture. Yet we have it in us to doubt, and I am convinced that in every age there have been some to say “if only God was present as He once was.”

Do you believe the Word of God? Is there really nothing that can seperate us from the love of God? I believe any seeming scilence of God speaks of His value of a faith that takes Him at His word.

The paragraph continues: “To us in the common walks of life, heaven may be very near. Angels from the courts above will attend the steps of those who come and go at God’s command.” DA38

When she writes “heaven may be very near” I can imagine that she did not mean it in the sense that “maybe very near” as if there were a chance that God might come near. Jesus came near and will always be near. And how completely delightful it is to come and go at God’s command!

Maybe God dosn’t seem close to you right now. May we all learn to take God at His word:

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Ps. 34:18


One Response to “Chapter 4: Unto You A Savior”

  1. Carla said

    It is definitely a refreshing thought and a stress removing one as well to know that I can delight in coming and going at God’s command. He knows the steps I should take better than I do. But now I need to listen more closely. Did I hear Him tell me to go yet? It is still a conversation I am having with Him.

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