“When the cool evening breezes were blowing, the man and his wife heard the LORD God walking about in the garden. So they hid from the LORD God among the trees. Then the LORD God called to the man, ‘Where are you?’”
It was after Adam and Eve had tasted the forbidden fruit. It was after they tried to cover their shame with leaves. It was after they hid. It was THEN God called to Adam, “Where are you?”
What a way for the God of the universe to step onto the pages of human history! He didn’t leave Adam and Eve to wander around the Garden wondering if they’d ruined everything. And neither did He wait for them to make more destructive choices. While Adam and Eve were hiding, trembling in fear, God came looking for them!
And that same God has been pursuing man ever since. From God’s first, “Where are you?” in Genesis to Jesus’ final plea in Revelation, we hear the heart of a Creator who longs to be close to His creation. The call to relationship echoes through every book of the Bible as God pursues patriarchs, kings, and prophets—the apostles, tax collectors, and anyone who is thirsty. The call is always clear, “Come!”
Our loving Father God never gives up on those He loves, and that includes you. No matter how many times you choose your own way, no matter how shameful you may feel, no matter how hard you try to hide, God will always come looking for you…
And He’ will never stop calling, “Where are you?”