In this week’s Spot of Grace I want to encourage you to start thinking about how God has pursued you every moment of every day of your life. Think about this verse:
“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” (Psalm 23:6)
God says that His good gifts will follow me all the days of my life. God pursues you, and God has made a way for you to respond. His Word says:
“God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
Think about that for a moment. God’s pursuit of you started before you were even born. God pursued you while you were still deep in your sin. God’s love is a pursuing love.
Think about the message of Easter. Christ came to this earth to live a perfect life, to demonstrate His deity by His teaching and His miracles, to offer His life as a payment for our sin debt, and to surrender His life on the cross. When Christ said, “It is finished.” (John 19:30), He knew that all the work God called Him to complete was done. The sin debt had been paid. The wrath of God had been satisfied. The curtain that separated the dwelling place of God from the rest of the world was torn in two. The curtain was torn down from top to bottom. God was coming for His people. God was making a way possible for the lost to be saved.
For several months, I have been thinking about the fact that God’s love is a pursuing love, and that God is pursuing me, personally. In the next few weeks, we are going to look at how many of us, like Jonah, try to run from God. I have learned this simple truth: You can’t outrun God.
God’s love is a pursuing love, and I am so very grateful. I challenge you to look back on your life and consider the ways that God has pursued you. I would love to read your stories. Please feel free to email me and tell me some of the ways that God has pursued you.