What should awaken our hearts to the nature and disposition of God is that even when we are blinded by our own sin, God keeps pursuing the ONE THING – to restore a relationship with man. Before sin was introduced, God enjoyed His “very good” creation, especially in man made after His “image and likeness” (1:26). No other part of creation could enjoy “fellowship” with God as man could. Now God pursues us through His Son so that we might be reconciled on the basis of Christ’s death, burial and resurrection. “This is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to Himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation” (2 Corinthians 5:18).
How thankful we must be that God has never given up this ONE THING! He is still calling out to you and me, “Where are you” (Genesis 3:9) if there is any distance between us and Himself. Through the presence of the Holy Spirit in us, God is bringing conviction to our hearts of where we are spiritually hiding or at a distance. Are you hiding from God because of some sin or failure, or because you have not kept Jesus as your ONE THING? Stop hiding and ask Him to restore your relationship back to the freshness of what God has always intended you to have with Him.