Five Minute Friday: Reach

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Gentle Reader,

Linking up with Kate and the Five Minute Friday crew. We: reach.


God can be elusive. Certainly, He’s there to be found. He makes Himself completely plain to us. And yet He retains mystery. He continually draws us in.

We reach for the depth of God. For something to definitively grab on to. But even the things we know, the sure things, like truth and grace and Jesus’ blood and Resurrection, ever-reveal new elements of themselves. New ways by which they impact our lives.

Our skin brushes the hem of God’s robe, just as the bleeding woman’s did. We hold on for a moment, and then He pulls away. The robe leaves a clear trail to follow. He walks forward a bit. Beckons us to take a step and reach again. To go deeper. Sometimes higher. Sometimes lower.

God is dynamic. He is not content to leave us sitting in one place for too long. There are things we need to know, things we need to feel, things we need to have stripped away. So He shines the light on the next part of the path. A treasure, half-hidden, glints briefly, just at the outer limit of our peripheral vision. We are intrigued by it. We must know what it is.

The Lord moves us always forward on this journey. He pulls from ahead. He pushes from behind when we are tempted to quit. He reaches out His awesome, nail-pierced hand and rolls the fingers forward toward the palm.

“Come,” He says.

Through time and eternity He reaches out. He stretches to meet us.

He enables us to meet Him.

To reach Him.

The greatest truth.

The greatest mystery.


My journey to faith. (15)


26 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Reach

  1. Thank goodness, He doesn’t leave us here, but rather leads us towards our eternal rest with Him. 🙂 This was beautiful!!


  2. Although the Lord has given you bread of privation and water of oppression, He, your Teacher will no longer hide Himself, but your eyes will behold your Teacher.

    Isaiah 30:20

    The prophet Isaiah calls God the “hidden teacher” but in Messianic days, our Teacher’s face will no longer be hidden and we will see Him. For those of us who are believers, we see Him now by faith.

    Blessings, Marie.


  3. Thank you,

    In our faith Journey there seems to be three choices:
    Remain unchanged

    Of the three only the first is acceptable to God, who desires that we continually strive to grow closer to Him. To gain Wisdom, Knowledge, and Fear of the Lord

    Revelation 3:15-16
    [15] I know thy works, that thou art neither cold, nor hot. I would thou wert cold, or hot. [16] But because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold, not hot, I will begin to vomit thee out of my mouth.

    Well done! God Bless you,


  4. This is just lovely, Marie! The picture is one I have never seen before and it’s perfect for you post. Thank you for sharing.


  5. Jesus tells us to come as we are; he draws us near and we open our hearts. Then we look in the mirror and see that he has completely changed us. I am continually taken by surprise by my own reflection – because I see more of him and less of me.

    Love this! Glad to come across your blog via the linkup!



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