Great words… thanks, Rebekah!!!

Rebekah Beene

The bad guys in the Westerns always say loudly, “Reach for it!” and whip out their pistol to see who’s fastest, meanest and most ferocious. 

The pageant entrants want to “Reach for the stars!” and parade across with all they have in all their fashionable glory.

Both are waiting to see if they are the last one standing.


Yet God speaks softly and quietly in the midst of all the noise and the hubbub:

            I AM reaching for you. Reach for Me. Reach beyond your failures. Beyond your disappointments. Beyond your lack. Reach out and take My hand and believe My Word. You will stand because I AM your fortress, your shield and your strong tower.

God reaches for us right where we are. He finds us without unarmed and without protection, unlovely and without fashion, without any external help or ornamentation. Because…

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