Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Word in Season: The God Who Wants to Be Found

My latest over at Patheos is both a look at the upcoming Sunday Readings, and a look at one of the greatest things to ever happen to humanity: God's revelation of Himself to us. So often we think that we are searching for God, when in reality, he has been in search of us all along.

Here's a snippet:
I now understand my seeking of a relationship with God was merely my long overdue response to his first generous invitation that began with my infant baptism. My baptism was the profound starting place of my formal sacramental encounters with Him… even though I did not know it yet.  
Yet even before my baptism, God was in search of me, knowing me from within my mother’s womb.
You formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother's womb...
My very self you knew… When I was being made in secret…
Your eyes foresaw my actions; in your book all are written down;
my days were shaped, before one came to be.
(Psalm 139: 13-16.)
God courteously waited for me to catch up and learn to live within the blessing that seekers of him are destined to find him, for He wishes to be found. 
Suffice to say, I have bumbled along and made mistakes in this friendship. But I have learned of the remarkable elasticity of his grace to sustain it and me.
Read the rest.

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