God the pursuer

“Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever” (Psalm 23:6, NLT).

Star Shower

From time to time, we hear of an obsessed fan stalking a celebrity. Stalkers can become aggressive, making life difficult for the one being pursued, even to the point of doing bodily harm. For the average person this isn’t a concern, but unfortunately some view God in this way. They think of him as an intruder into their lives and wish he’d just leave them alone.

God is not a stalker but he does pursue us. He wants to shower us with his love and grace, show us mercy and compassion and be the one we look to for daily strength and eternal salvation. He doesn’t force himself on anyone and doesn’t become weird or violent when people ignore him. He is the gentle one who reminds us of his presence through nature, displays his kindness in acts of love and sacrifice made by fellow human beings and loves us no matter what.

Author: ttkach

Writer, cyclist, paper-crafter, mom, gardener.

4 thoughts on “God the pursuer”

  1. I first have to say. . .I love, love, love the picture.

    Second. . . I too believe that there are those who really wish God would go away and “leave them and the rest of the world alone”. However, I can’t say I have ever thought of God pursuing us, in the same context as a stalker.

    I don’t know what far reaches of your mind you must go to. . . to find some of these analogies, but they can be very thought provoking for the rest of us. So thanks for going there!!

  2. Goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life-Pursuing us is REALLY Great News and his promise of dwelling with him this is the BEST!

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