Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Psalms 73:28

But for me, it is good to be near God: I have made the Lord God my refuge; that I may tell of all thy works.

Thought for the Day:  Keep the “fondness” of Christ close to the heart.

I have heard that “Distance makes the heart grow fonder”, which is true in so many ways. As our family has gone through four months of being apart, it has made our time together even more special and our hearts have grown “fonder” in some ways. As I think about this thought, it makes me wonder how very special it could be if we had the same fond thoughts of our loved ones and friends when we are with them all the time. That strong showing of love everyday could change the world one relationship at a time. So, distance makes the heart grow fonder and that fondness is special in any relationship. But that fondness is there every day when we show Christ’s love to our loved ones.

How “fond” are we of Christ on a daily basis? How often do we see Christ in our hearts in the way He would ask? Has “distance made our hearts fonder” or have we kept Him close every day? That is a question I asked myself as I thought about the words in respect to my family. When things are going well, I sometimes take God for granted and know He is going to be there when I need him. When times are difficult, I bring Him closer to me and diligently ask for His help. How would my relationship with God change if I was always “fond” of Him instead of letting “distance make my heart grow fonder.”

Prayer:   Father God, thank you for loving us when we keep you at a distance. Be with us each day to remind us how close you are and that you want the distance to become closeness in our relationship with You. We love you Lord and do not mean to keep you at a distance. Amen.


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