From a Distance

January 26, 2011

“They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.” – Genesis 3:8

Sometimes my little grandchildren like to play hide & seek with G-daddy. As I walked in the door from work one day, our grandson told me that our granddaughter was hiding from me. He led me into the dining room where she was hiding under the table. It was obvious to me where she was, but she thought I couldn’t see her. No problem. A fun moment. She thought she was hiding; yet it was obvious where she was.

This is what Adam and Eve were doing that day in the Garden after they sinned. They had both eaten from the Tree of Good and Evil – the very tree from which God had expressly told Adam not to eat. They were embarrassed, ashamed, and thought they could hide from God. Well, bad news: they couldn’t hide from God. Neither can we.

There is no hiding from God. He knows and sees all. So, if you’re feeling guilty and think you are hiding from God, don’t be a fool; it’s time to confess your sin, ask His forgiveness, and be willing to live right with Him – with faith in Jesus and what He has done for you.

God is never at a distance and He is always seeking after you and me, wanting us to live life abundantly through Jesus Christ, His Son. I’m so glad that, rather than trying to hide from God, I made the choice to follow Him. Won’t you do that, today? Your life will never be the same.