Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?” Genesis 3:9 NKJV
When Adam and Eve ate the fruit of the forbidden tree their eyes were opened. They knew they were naked. They heard God walking in the garden in the cool of the day. Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord.
God did not call out to Adam because He did not know where he was. Nothing we say or do is ever hidden from God. The Lord knew exactly where Adam and Eve were. God knew exactly what they had done.
God called out to Adam because He wanted him to know they had become separated from the Lord. He wanted Adam to consider where he was in his relationship with God.
God created Adam and Eve in His image and likeness. He created them to live in intimacy with Him. God created Adam and Eve to be loved by Him. They were hiding from the God who blessed them. They were hiding from the God who walked in the cool of the day with them.
Jesus loves us. Jesus wants us to live in intimate relationship with Him. Jesus would ask us the same question He asked Adam those many years ago. Jesus would ask, “Where are you?” Jesus wants us to consider where we are in our relationship with Him today!
If we have fallen into a pattern of sin in Jesus wants us to turn back to Him. He is willing to receive us back into His arms of love.
If the worries and busyness of life have crowded out our desire to spend time with the Lord Jesus wants us to return to Him. Jesus is never too busy or distracted to receive us with joy and thanksgiving.
If your love for Jesus has grown cold and stale He wants to renew the joy of your salvation. Jesus is waiting for you to call out to Him. He will answer you with the love and forgiveness only your loving Heavenly Father can give you!
The world system, the devil and our sinful flesh war against our souls. We all sin and take our eyes off the prize. We can all get distracted by worries and weariness!
If you have never surrendered to Jesus today is the day of your salvation. Call out to the God who created you so He can lavish His great love upon you. Ask Him to forgive you of every sin you have every committed. Ask Him to make all things new in your life. Ask Jesus to come into your life and be your Savior today!
Call out to Jesus and say, “Here I am Lord! He will answer with love and forgiveness. He will bless you. He will walk with you as you live in Him and for Him!
I do not know where you are in your relationship with Jesus today. I do know where the Lord is. Jesus loves you! Jesus wants to spend time with you! Jesus wants you to spend eternity with Him in eternal bliss! Incline your heart to lover of your soul today!
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