Jan 3rd, (306 words)
How does God pursue us?
This is a question that assumes that he does pursue us.
It is a question that assumes that we can be pursued.
It is a question that assumes there is a God.
It assumes that God isn’t standing there in Heaven with crossed arms – stubbornly refusing to do anything for us until we come to him for help.
Instead, we know that while we were still sinners Christ died for us.
We know that even when we were enemies of God, Jesus died on the cross for us.
God pursued us – and his pursuit of us doesn’t stop with the cross. He woos us to himself with promises of peace and rest. He offers our thirsty souls his living water. He says come to me and I will give you life.
An old Christian rock band said – you might take 10,000 steps away – but don’t you know that it’s only one step back.
You take a step toward God – and find that he has taken 10,000 steps to you.
Of course, he is not insecure in all this, or desperate. It is out of his overflowing love that he desires our presence and fellowship. He wants our best. He’s a good, good father!
We might say that God pursues our attention with every hand-crafted snowflake that falls. He pursues our notice with every mix of air that we breathe. Every tree points to the heavens, every rock cries out – that God is great, and worthy of our attention.
Thanks God for all the ways you pursue me. This earth is simply there to offer us metaphors for the reality of our eternal life with God.
I’m in awe of my God who pursues me.
“Let me keep my eyes fixed on you this year – because you deserve it, God”