Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God is near you.’ Luke 10:9
The house should be located near our daughters’ school. It must be within their school’s area. This was our primary consideration when we were scouting for a home. We did not want Praise and Bless to transfer to a new school because we are moving to a new house. There’s familiarity with that place also, meaning our surrounding will not change that much. Most of the time, other people call this “location” based. If one is transferring from one point to another, then the new place must be near the malls or maybe near hospitals. Someone may like their place near something. Near their church. Near their school. Near your relatives. Near parks. Near fast foods or restaurants. Near convenient stores. Near your workplace. Near the gym. Near the farmlands. Near the highways. There’s a good word to describe that – accessibility. And who will never want that?
Jesus gave this instruction to the seventy two men, “Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God is near you.'” When the kingdom is near, then the King is near. God is accessible. He can come to us. We can come to Him. We are in a good location. He is near. We do not need to walk or drive a long way. We do not need to wait for a queue in the telephone line to get an appointment. See God through your family – your spouse and your children. Anytime and anywhere, we can converse with God through prayer and reading the Holy Scripture. Eat with Him through your co-workers at your office kitchen. Listen to Him through that Christian radio station. Be inspired by Him through that faithful preacher. His kingdom is near, too. We have at our disposal God’s grace. God’s bounty is for us to enjoy. We have at our hearts God’s mercy and strength. His power is within reach and let His power reach us within.
God is near. And who will never want that?