Wednesday, January 08, 2014
But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” - Gen 3:9
Adam went into hiding from God because he was afraid. Hiding is something we have become very good at. It is often our first reaction.
We hide when hurt
We hide in shame, because we have been found out
We hide in grief
We hide in fear
At the very time we need help we choose to be alone and so often we leave people to be alone. Alone in their hurt, alone in the shame, alone in their grief, alone in their fear.
God goes looking, calling, Where are you?
Then he sent his Son looking for you, shouting "Where are you?". His exploration for you brings something Adam never experienced - grace. Something you did not deserve. It came as a complete surprise. Healing for hurt, honour for shame, joy for grief and assurance for fear.
But most of all that you never need know the crushing weight of loneliness because Jesus did it for you.
Today Jesus says to you Where are you? Don't go hiding!