Daily Good News – Where Are You?

Aug 13, 2015 907

 

During that day’s cool evening breeze, they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden; and the man and his wife hid themselves from the Lord God in the middle of the garden’s trees. The Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” The man replied, “I heard your sound in the garden; I was afraid because I was naked, and I hid myself.” (Genesis 3:8-10)

For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost (Luke 19:10).

When Adam and Eve tried to hide from God because of their sense of separation and shame after eating the forbidden fruit God took the initiative and went in search of them. That whole theme of a Savior in search of man is central to our Christian faith. Jesus affirmed this when he pointed out that he had come “to seek and to save the lost.”

We don’t seek after God and never would if we were left to ourselves for we are “dead in trespasses and sins, without God and without hope.” The seeking Saviour goes in search of his lost sheep. Even after we come to him we make mistakes and sometimes our feet stray from the fold but we are not left to fend for ourselves. Our Savior is always with us to very gently place us back on the path once again. He doesn’t lay guilt upon us because of our humanness and so we shouldn’t lay guilt on ourselves or others either.

The Christian lives by the forgiveness of sins, not just at the beginning of the journey, but at every step of the way. The Bible is full of precious promises about this. Remind yourself of some of them today when you feel downhearted over your imperfections and shortcomings.

 

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