I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me;
I was found by those who did not seek me.
To a nation that did not call on my name,
I said, ‘Here am I, here am I.’
What an awesome thing Jesus promised to human beings when he said, “Seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you.” He promises that when humans seek after God, he guarantees a find. Yet what is said here in Isaiah? It suggests that the relationship between God and man is not singularly fixed on our ability to seek after God. Rather surpisingly, God is seeking after us. He is relentless in His pursuit of us. He is the Jealous God of old, who intimately longs for what entirely belongs to Him in love- the human body, mind, and soul.
Is there a more satiating relationship than the one where both lovers desire each other deeply? The acquiescence of mutual finding affords joy and peace untold. How great is then the communion between God and man! When the God of love and the man with the God-shaped hole in his heart find each each other. There we find quintessential joy and freedom- the apex of human experience, the very fulfillment for why we were made!
What a joy to spend ones days in the presence of God. To walk up and down life’s valleys with the hand of the Father. To say at ones death bed, “Just give me Jesus,” and only to enter into eternity! Let us enter into the throne of grace daily to obtain the grace of His presence which is offered to us freely and abundantly!