Wednesday, December 3, 2014

December 3rd [Advent]

When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, 
and that it was a delight to the eyes, 
and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, 
she took from its fruit and ate; 
and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate. 
Then the eyes of both of them were opened, 
and they knew that they were naked; 
and they sewed fig leaves together 
and made themselves loin coverings.
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. 
Then the Lord God called to the man, 
and said to him, 
Where are you?” 

Genesis 3:6-9 

The first question in the Old Testament is God seeking out man, asking "Where are you?" 

Where are you? 

We all have a void in ourselves. An insatiable hunger that cannot be filled with anything this world has to offer. We are desperately hungry, and yet we do not seek the One who will fill our hunger. 

"We only find out where we are when we find out where He is. We only find ourselves...when we find HIm. We lost ourselves at one tree. And only to find ourselves at another." --Ann Voskamp 

God is asking you, "Where are you?" 

He wants you

God is pursuing you with an everlasting love. He is ready to forgive you, if you'd only respond to His calling. 

"In all humanity's religions, man reaches after God. 
But in all His relationships, God reaches for man." 
Ann Voskamp 

It is in the arms of God that we find our solace, our satisfaction. Only He can fill that seemingly bottomless void in our souls. He is pursuing you - won't you turn to Him? 


It's not too late to start your own Advent celebration. Whether you do anywhere from one day to twenty-five, I encourage you to join me in this journey. Jesus is coming. 

Kimz Kitchen {a blog that I am following through the 25 days of Advent. Kim writes eons better than I do, so I encourage you to follow her Advent journey!}

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