We Hide, He Seeks - July 14, 2023

We eat our share of forbidden fruit. We say what we shouldn’t say, go where we shouldn’t go, pluck fruit from trees we shouldn’t touch. And when we do, the shame tumbles in. And we hide. We sew fig leaves. We cover ourselves in good works and good deeds. But one gust of the wind of truth, and we are naked in our own failure.

So what does God do? Exactly what he did for our parents in the garden. He sheds innocent blood. He offers the life of his Son. And from the scene of the sacrifice the Father takes a robe—the robe of righteousness. He dresses us with himself. “You were all baptized into Christ, and so you were all clothed with Christ” (Galatians 3:26-27 NCV).

We hide; he seeks. Cast yourself upon the grace of Christ and Christ alone.