Draw Near Hello there! Say, how long has it been since you went to a concert, or a ball game? You wanted to get tickets for the closest seat, so you wouldn't miss anything, and so you wouldn't be distracted by anything nor anyone else. According to what amount you could afford, that determined your seating. Or other times it depended on what tickets were left available. Have you ever had to take what they call, "The nose-bleed section?" If you have, then you know the baseball players looked a little larger than ants running around; nevertheless, it was good to be there personally, in the atmosphere. How close do you want to be to Jesus? The closeness does not depend on Him; for He said, "Draw near to Me with a pure heart, and I will draw near to you." (James 4:7-10.) Also in Jeremiah 29: He told us, "Seek the Lord while He may be found. Call upon Him while He is near." We can harden our hearts by ignoring the chance to draw near, like now. Failing to love someone as we ought, can lead to separation from GOD. "Beloved, if GOD so loved us, we also ought to love one another." (I John 4:11) How long has it been since your mind was at peace, and your heart was free from care?