God demonstrates who He really is–He’s the one who shows us the way to His heart. Jeremiah prophesied it: “I have not lost sight of My plan for you….Then you can call upon Me…and I will listen to you. Look for Me, and you shall find Me, if you will look for Me in good earnest.” [Jeremiah 29:11, 13, Knox transl]
He loves to dwell in our midst. His passionate love knocks on the doors of our hearts and longs to come in and eat with us. The Jewish new day begins in the evening at sunset, so the families gather together to discuss the events of the day, as well as plan for the next. John recorded that the Lord desired to be in the midst of our daily activities. Better still, He would un-complicate matters, if we would listen; and He would lead us into all truth.
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice, and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with Me.” [Revelation 3:20]
What a loving God ~ one who wants to be central to all that we do. He stirs us to hear His voice. The sound of a knock does not register within a heart …however His voice does.
David was astonished that God would even be mindful of us. “I look up at Your macro-skies, dark and enormous, Your handmade sky-jewelry. Moon and stars mounted in their settings. Then I look at my micro-self and wonder: Why do you bother with us? Why take a second look our way?” [Psalm 8:3-4 The Message]
His mind is on the one wandering sheep. He’s not lost sight of us. He stops everything to pursue us.