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 He sees us as we are and reaches for us anyway.
Because He loves us He reaches out to us and says, Come on I AM your protection, you are My beloved, you are beautiful and strong, wise and equipped, blessed and delivered. You are Mine.
Won’t you take five minutes this day to bask in the wonder of God? Let Christ in all His glory fit you for the Kingdom, make you a princess, give you a crown, equip you for every good work. Time with Him is all it takes. Just one touch from the King changes everything, including you. Including me.
Reach for it precious one!
Psalm 62:7 My salvation and my honor depend on God; He is my mighty rock, my refuge.