“Surely, this commandment that I am commanding you today is not too hard for you, nor is it too far away. It is not in heaven, that you should say, ‘Who will go up to heaven for us, and get it for us so that we may hear it and observe it?’ Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, ‘Who will cross to the other side of the sea for us, and get it for us so that we may hear it and observe it?’ No, the word is very near to you; it is in your mouth and in your heart for you to observe.”
–Deuteronomy 30:11-14 NRSV
In a world full of pain, hardship, stress, busyness, fear, and temptation, I hold onto the hope that I do not need to travel great distance or ascend to heaven to hear and observe the word of our most gracious Lord.
I rejoice, that God’s word is near. The word is very near—in my mouth, and in my heart for me to observe. The word is very near… and God, you are here, and you are near to me today.