Later, the Lord asked Cain, “Where’s your brother Abel?” “I don’t know,” he answered. “Am I my brother’s guardian?”
The Lord appeared to Israel from far away and said, “I’ve loved you with an everlasting love, therefore I’ve drawn you with gracious love.
This is what comes to mind, and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s gracious love we are not consumed, since His compassions never end. They are new every morning—great is Your faithfulness! “The Lord is all I have,” says my soul, “Therefore I will trust in Him.”
“For as the new heavens and the new earth that I am about to make will endure before Me,” says the Lord, “so will your descendants and your name endure.
On the last and most important day of the festival Jesus stood up and said in a loud voice, “Whoever is thirsty should come to Me, and whoever believes in Me should drink. As the scripture says, ‘Streams of life-giving water will pour out from his side.’”
God did this so that people would seek Him. And perhaps they would reach out for Him and find Him. They would find Him even though He is not far from any of us.
The Lord is near to the heartbroken and He saves those who are crushed in spirit (contrite in heart, truly sorry for their sin).