Where Art Thou?
The first question God ever asked of Man is now before our gaze. It is a question God asks of those who once knew the sweet fellowship with Himself. The woman was tricked into forfeiting the great privilege of walking in the cool of the day with the Creator, and Adam, with eyes wide open, chose sin for a season over the supreme prize of the universe.
It would do us well to let it ring long in our ears. It would do us well to let it “sink down” into our souls, for it is a question that God ever asks of us. “Where are you?” It should be understood that God longs to fellowship with us. It should be recognized that fellowship with us cost God the life of His Son. The whole message of the cross is this – “God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” and “…this is life eternal, that they might know thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou has sent.”
So we have the goal God sought after when He sent His Son to the cross – eternal life for us, and we have the definition of eternal life – that we might know Him and His Son – fellowship!
Let us heed this first question God asked of his creation. Let us understand it as a question asked of us. Here and now. It is a question for today. Where are you? Are you near to God? Then do as Jude says – “Keep yourselves in the love of God.” Are you far from God? Turn around and come back. He has made every provision for your return.