Jesus is always out of reach? What? Is that a misprint? No, it isn’t a misprint. It is actually true.
There is a catch though. I believe Jesus IS always out of reach…if we stay where we are. If you can picture Jesus standing in front of you with a hand outstretched toward you, I believe you will never reach him if you refuse to move.
All he requires is that you take just one step toward Him. Just one step to let Him know you truly want Him. And stretching as far as you can reach without really moving an inch from where you stand doesn’t count. He will still be out of reach. I believe we can pretend we want Jesus and lean forward, stretching as far as we can. But the truth is, if we are unwilling to move toward him how serious are we, really?
The good news is that as soon as you take that step, He quickly closes the gap and draws you into an embrace like nothing you’ve ever experienced.
James 4:8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.