Thursday, June 20, 2013

See Him

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.     (Genesis 3:8 NLT)

Have you ever looked at those ink blots as a part of...what do they call that...a Rorschach test.  You know the ones I'm talking about?  They're a blot of ink that you look at and stay the first thing that comes into your mind.  It's kind of like laying on your back and looking up at the clouds.  One person looks at the ink blot (or cloud) and thinks of a butterfly.  Another person looks at the same image and says, "Angel!"  It all depends on what you see.

You can't walk with God if you never see Him.  You need to know where He is before you can join Him.  It's just that simple.  The question is, "Do you see Him?"  Adam and Eve did.  In fact, they knew God so well that they recognized His footsteps BEFORE they saw Him that day.  They must have seen Him a lot.

When He came to be with them, though, they ran and hid.  It wasn't because they didn't see Him.  It was because they didn't want to be seen.  I wonder, sometimes, if that isn't the bigger problem we face as well.  Perhaps it isn't that we don't see God, but, rather, that we don't want to be seen.