GOD IS NOT HIDING. God doesn’t avoid us. God wants to be known. That’s the story of the Bible. God wanted to be known by Adam and Eve. They didn’t have to look hard to find God. Even when they tried to hide, God came looking for them. God likes being recognized. God came to Abraham. Abraham recognized and welcomed God’s presence; they had a special relationship. Abraham was called a friend of God. God came to the prophets so they could speak God’s message to people: “I want to be recognized by you.”
The God We Can Know: Exploring the “I Am” Sayings of Jesus
From page 13 of The God We Can Know: Exploring the “I Am” Sayings of Jesus by Rob Fuquay. Copyright © 2014 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
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God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” He said further, “Thus you shall say to the Israelites, ‘I am has sent me to you.’”
—Exodus 3:14, NRSV
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Lord, open my eyes, my heart, and my mind so that I may know who you are.
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