Where Are You?
Genesis 3:8-9 says, “They heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. But the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?””
The first question that God asked in the Bible is powerful. God asked… “Where are you?” God could have told Adam and Eve where they were and where they were going but God asked them a question. God engaged them in the process.
God asking Adam and Eve this question not only shows how God seeks us out and desires to be with us in both our strong and weak moments but it also demonstrates God’s faith in them. God’s act of questioning demonstrates God’s faith in our ability to grow and to work through it.
I love it when a parent says how their child is beginning to ask questions about God. It is usually not long after someone begins to ask questions that they accept Christ into their hearts and lives and are then able to experience God in a whole new way.
God invites us to be engaged in questioning, searching, and growing to become more in the likeness of Christ.
Jesus said that if we ask, it will be given to us. He said that if we search, then we will find. He said that if we knock, the door will be opened. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks…He will open the door. (Matthew 7:7-8)