“Come close to God, and God will come close to you…” James 4:8 (New Living Translation)

In Ancient Hebrew culture the bride often had no contact with the man she was betrothed to. She didn’t get to know him as a girl gets to know her boyfriend through dating today. Jesus wants us to get to know him and fall in love with him. And so He is present with us through the comfort and guidance of the Holy Spirit and he speaks to us through His Word. We have two beautiful gifts from him as we wait for his return. These gifts allow us to engage with him making us beautiful inside, beautiful outside, and beautifully united as his church.

Let’s take a look at the practical ways we can get to know Jesus. We will identify the distractions, give some ideas to practice, and share the benefits of engaging with our Groom as we wait for his return!