'Nothing between us' - I'm talking about our relationship with God, in a personal way. What is 'between' you and God? Is the space between you and God filled with faith and spirit - a pure, true channel of relationship? Or is the space between you and God filled with worry, with distance, with doubt, with hurt or misunderstanding?
Jesus told us we could bring our burdens to him, cast our cares on him, cry out to him for our needs and even our 'wants' (Mt 11:28; 1 Pe 5:7; Luke 18:1-8). We are called by Christ to come to him like a child - innocent and open about what we need. (Mt 18:3) But Jesus comes to us, also, with his request. He comes to us and asks us to 'believe' in him. He presses into us - even in the context of our prayers to him - and asks us for 'faith'. That's all. (Luke 18:8)
When Jesus was on route to a man's house to heal his daughter, the servants ran to meet them and told them that the daughter had already died, to not bother Jesus any further. Jesus turned to the man in this moment and said, 'Do not be afraid, just believe!' (Mark 5:36) Jesus walked on with this man, but more importantly, this man walked on with Jesus.
God came to us, in the person of Jesus Christ. The question now is whether we come to him. Jesus puts it in this tender, powerful way: 'Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in and dine with you, and you with me.' (Revelation 3:20)
Have you come to Jesus in faith? Is the space between you and God, filled with a sincere faith in Jesus Christ?
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Peter Walker. I hope you enjoy these reflections. Please feel free to comment!:)