God seeks after us. God comes to us. God chases after us. No matter what we’ve done. No matter what has happened in our lives. God comes to us.
We don’t have to earn His approval. We don’t have to earn His love. We don’t have to earn His grace. It’s just freely given to us. No matter what.
God is a God that seeks after His children. That delights in His children. That gives love even when that love is undeserved or unwarranted.
Listen to what the Word says in Ezekiel 34:11-15:
“For thus says the Lord God: Behold, I, I myself will search for my sheep and will seek them out. As a shepherd seeks out his flock when he is among his sheep that have been scattered, so will I seek out my sheep, and I will rescue them from all places where they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness. And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them into their own land. And I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the ravines, and in all the inhabited places of the country. I will feed them with good pasture, and on the mountain heights of Israel shall be their grazing land. There they shall lie down in good grazing land, and on rich pasture they shall feed on the mountains of Israel. I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I myself will make them lie down, declares the Lord God.
God seeks us out. God comes to us. God looks for us. Even thought we are lost sheep. Even though we have forsaken His ways. Even though we have turned away and failed.
God seeks us out. God comes to us.
My mind can’t fathom that. In this world we live in, we have to earn everything. Our jobs, our education, even for some of us the love of other people. We always have to perform. Do right. Act right. Hit the mark. No matter what.
And then if it doesn’t happen, we are out. We are unloved. We are unworthy.
We have to earn everything. No free lunch.
That simply is not the case with God. He loves you. He seeks you. He cares for you. No matter what. Even if you walk away. Even if you don’t return it. Even if you forsake it.
He loves you.
That blows my mind, that God loves me, no matter what. I can’t explain it. I struggle to accept it. I don’t understand it.
I just know it to be true. And that knowledge has changed my life and changed everything about me.
Today, no matter where you are in your life, in your walk with Him. He is seeking after you.
He loves you. And there’s nothing you can do about it. 🙂
Other than accept it!