“When in the cool evening breezes were blowing, the man (Adam) and his wife (Eve) 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?”
Ann Voskamp shares in the reading today that this is the first question in the Old Testament. “Where are you?” This is the question God asks, God is omnipotent so why did he ask this question? Adam and Eve hungered for something more than God. Ann says on page 22, “The only thing that will satisfy our hunger for more is to hunger for the One who comes down to Bethlehem, house of Bread, the One who comes after us and offers Himself as Bread for our starved souls.” She then shares the first question in the New Testament asked by the wise men,’ Where is he? Matthew 2:2.
Ann says, “The Wise Men were wise because they made it their priority the seeking of Jesus.”
Where are you? Are you seeking Jesus? Ann reassured each of us that, ” God refuses to give up on us, God looks for you when you are feeling lost. God calls for you when you feel cast aside.”
Father God, just as you asked Adam and Eve where they were, you are asking each of us the same question. You care where we are emotionally, physically and spiritually. You love us and do not want us to feel lost, betrayed, or cast aside.
Micheal W Smith has a song, Sovereign Over Us play this as you lite your candle or hang your ornament on a tree. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8
Ann ask us,”What places deep within your soul do you long for the Lord to seek out during this season of Advent?
Sing with me. Oh come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant.