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Proximity to Jesus

Dear Church Family,

John 6 starts out with dinner and danger, but in the presence of Jesus’ deity they are both transformed into something powerful. Jesus preforms a miracle and withdraws to a secluded place to rest; leaving the disciples to get across the lake themselves. Unfortunately, danger is close at hand and by themselves the disciples recognize that the power they saw earlier that day was not of themselves. Thankfully Jesus appears walking on the water and as soon as He got in they found themselves at the destination. Could it be that Jesus is the destination?

Sometimes we are tempted to think that when things go well it is because we really are that good. When in reality it has everything to do with Jesus. With Jesus the impossible is doable. With Jesus the arduous journey in our own strength to reach our own goals is over. Proximity to Jesus changes everything.

Do you ever feel like you’re hitting your head against the wall? Do you ever feel stuck, exhausted, and burnt out? Could it be because you’re not living in close proximity to Jesus? Living close to Him does not mean we will never find ourselves in danger, but it does mean that we will hear Jesus say more clearly, “It is I; do not be afraid.” (John 6:20)

We love you, we’re praying for you, and we hope you have a wonderful Monday morning!



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