Gen 3:9But the LORD God called to the man and said to him, "Where are you?” ESV
A man was sitting on his porch, listening to some neighborhood kids playing hide and seek. One of them was chosen to count and the rest took off to hide. After about an hour, the man heard one of the little boys crying. Going over to boy, the man asked, “What’s the matter”? “No one is looking for me anymore”, the boy sobbed! They all got tired of trying to find me and went home.”!
After Adam and Eve Did what God told them not to do, they became embarrassed and ashamed… so… like us... they went and hid. But the Lord was out seeking to find them… I can see Him walking through the garden, shouting, “Adam, Where are you”?!
Ever heard people ask, “If there is a God, where is He”? The question isn’t, where is God… the question is… Where are you? “Who exactly is hiding from Whom??
Perhaps God’s broken heart is like the little boy... He wants people to find Him… but no one is seeking Him…
Perhaps you’ve quit seeking and gone into hiding… get back at seeking again… As it is written…
Jer 29:13You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.
Jer 29:14I will be found by you, declares the LORD
So… beloved… which one best describes you? Hiding or Seeking?