When the cool evening breezes were blowing, the man and his wife heard the Lord God walking about in the garden. So they hid from the Lord God among the trees. Then the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” (Genesis 3:8-9)
Last week, when I was mulling over the question of a theme for November, I landed on a quest of questions. My mind inquired, “What is the first question in Scriptures?”
I immediately thought of God asking Adam, “Where are you?” And this was the first question God ever asked of man. And I think He continues to ask the same question today:
Where are you?
A simple, three word question which can be translated in various ways:
Am I drifting? Am I hiding? Am I sheltered? Am I wandering? Am I lost? Am I found? Am I near? Am I afraid? Am I secure? Am I home?
Just a simple question. Will I answer?
How about you? How will you answer God’s first question?