9But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?”
Day 1 of 7
Welcome to Day One of our Devotional Sojourn through the concept of "lostness". This journey is meant as a supplement to our ongoing ladies Bible Study through the book: "Lost Women Of The Bible" by Carolyn Custis James. Each day we will visit an attribute of "lostness" and what the Bible says about the heart of the one who seeks and saves that which is lost. Ready or Not Here We Come...
Lost: (def) adj.: unable to find one's way; not knowing one's whereabouts. unable to be found. (of a person) very confused or insecure or in great difficulties.
Ever been there? Yeah. I think we all have, in multiple ways and scenarios. For many the childhood memory of getting lost still conjurers up incredible feelings of fear and dread upon recollection of the event. That very feeling of never being seen again is a core root fear that I believe goes back to Eden and the roots of our DNA. What does God say about those who can't find their way? Is he angry? Is he distant? Does he care? In the passage above we see the first glimpse of the heart of God as the Good Father who asks the first question after the fall-"Where are you?" This seeking question has followed man through the centuries, pursuing and pleading with those in hiding to come into the light of his love and allow him to cover them with his grace.
Today, where do you feel lost? Where are you hiding? Invite the gaze of the Good Father into your situation and allow yourself to be found in his love.
Come Thou Fount-Audrey Aussad
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