How Close Is Jesus?

S. O. A. P.

Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!


Psalm 75:1a

We praise you, God, we praise you, for your Name is near.


Here we see the Psalmist is overwhelmed by the Savior. He said we praise you God, and then he said it again. Why? The Psalmist blessed the Lord because, as he said, “His Name is NEAR.”


Years ago, I used to sing a little chorus of worship that simply said, “He’s as close as the mention of His name.” I’m pretty sure the writer of that chorus of worship took it from this verse in Psalms. How many times have you been in trouble? Or how many times did you feel a sharp pain, or get a call from the doctor, and as it was happening you just breathed His name: “Jesus”? I’m a firm Follower of Jesus, and through the course of the day, while in the car or in a meeting or studying, I hear myself saying His name over and over. It’s as if His praise shall ever be on my lips. It’s true His name is NEAR, and when we call it out He is NEAR. “How Close Is Jesus?” He’s as close as the mention of His NAME.


Dear Jesus,

This AM I just want to say Your NAME. Jesus … Jesus … Jesus. Yes, I feel You NEAR. Amen

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