Years ago a friend gave me this Mary Engelbreit card.
She remembered that I had cited in a discussion group the more poetic New American Standard translation of James 4:8, “Draw near to God,” in lieu of the New International Version’s “Come near to God.”
She found Mary’s artistic representation positively charming and knew I would, too.
Whichever version we reference and even in this Engelbreit depiction, the wonder is found in the promise:
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.
May we always draw near to the Lord Himself and find hope and joy and life in Him.
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