I am being pursued. I recognize the pursuit when I open my mailbox, for there it is: prescreened offers for credit cards. I don’t want it, but the invitations keep coming. I call and I write to stop the solicitations for extra credit that I don’t need. It is not the first time that I have been relentlessly pursued. God pursued me for 31 years. I didn’t want it. I was too busy with schooling, then a career and then a family. I didn’t think I needed it. Life was okay and even good. God kept pursuing me until I allowed myself to be caught. I felt God’s embrace and leaned into him. I began to understand the big picture of what God offered and I wanted it. More importantly, I needed it. The pursuit is not over, but now I am “it.” I pursue God to know his will for my life. I pursue God’s Word to draw closer to him. I pursue others to introduce them to Jesus. The pursuit for hearts continues.
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
But now, this is what the LORD says- he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.