God always pursues us in love. Nothing can ever extinguish the flame in God’s heart that burns to be in personal relationship with us—even when we mess up and get terribly lost. When God asks us where we are, it is as if God is saying to you and me, “Where are you? I miss you. My heart aches for you. I want to reconnect intimately with you. I grieve over the distance between us. I long for your companionship, and I will search for you until I find you.”
—Trevor Hudson, Questions God Asks Us (Upper Room Books, 2008)
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God made the nations so they would seek him, perhaps even reach out to him and find him. In fact, God isn’t far away from any of us.
—Acts 17:27 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
God, help me hear what you are asking of me.
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