We’re accustomed to a God who remains in one place, a God who sits enthroned in the heavens and rules and ordains. Dare we envision a God who follows us with goodness and mercy all the days of our lives? Who tracks us down and wins us over?
Isn’t this the kind of God described in the Bible? You’ll have to go no farther than the third chapter of the first book before you find God in the role of seeker. Adam and Eve are hiding in the bushes, partly to cover their bodies, partly to cover their sin. But does God wait for them to come to him? No, the words ring in the garden: “Where are you?” (Genesis 3:9). With that question God began a quest for the heart of humanity that continues up to and through the moment you hear these words.