Where Are You?
“Where are you?” Depending on our frame of reference, we can answer that question in many different ways. There are times when we are lost while traveling and do not know where we are. We have no GPS or cell phone with us and so need to depend upon someone to help us find our way.
“Where are you” can also refer to the level of achievement we have attained in school. I am a sophomore, or I am a senior, or I am a graduate. It may also pertain to how much of a particular task we have accomplished. I am half done with my chores, or almost done with this painting, or I have just started with dinner. “Where are you?”
It may also refer to our view on certain things. “Where are you” with the issue of homosexuality, or “where are you” politically with the senatorial candidates? We all have views on almost any topic or issue, and many of us are quite free with making known “where we are.”
“Where are you” is a question that can also refer to our relationships. “Where are you” in your marriage right now, or “where are you” with God at this moment? The answer to the question, “where are you with God at the moment,” can be a source of comfort, or it can be a source of concern. If we acknowledge the reality of God, we have to determine “where we are” with Him. Is He who He says He is, and can I really know Him? Is He really responsible for my existence, as the Bible indicates, and does He really have the right to make choices for my life? If God does have that right, can I trust Him to make good, wise choices for me in my life, and will I be happy with His choices?
The Bible records in Genesis 3:9 the words “where are you?” God is talking and He is looking for Adam and Eve who have made a bad choice in their life and were now trying to hide from God. More than likely God already knew where Adam and Eve were; He knows everything. He knows who we are; how we are; where we are; and what we are. He knows our thoughts, our motives, our strengths, our weaknesses, and He knows the secrets of our lives. When God asked Adam and Eve this question, God wanted Adam and Eve to find Him. What a loving God we have, who sees us in our failures and fears, and comes seeking us, “Where are you?”
Perhaps you have recently asked yourself this very question, “Where are you?” Maybe this summer you will have a need to seek some help to more clearly hear an answer to this question. At New Life Church people can ask those difficult questions about life, and can find answers together with others who are on the “Journey of life.” They are seeking the very God, who is always asking us, “Where are you?” Contact New Life anytime, if you would like to talk to someone about “where you are?” Blessings upon you and all that you can become!