We often hear about how we need to pursue Christ. And, we do. But, the other day I read this scripture in the New Living Translation, and I was blown away.
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
I’ve read and heard this scripture a gazillion times. For real. I’ve usually read other translations that read “will follow me” instead of “pursue”. For all practical purposes, they both indicate the same thing, but the “pursue” really caught me off guard….in a good way.
How beautiful that the Creator of the Universe pursues you and I? No where before or after this scripture does it say that it is conditional. But, it does reveal that it is constant. This amazes me. Makes me wonder what would happen if I turned around and ran into Him. I bet that upon the first breath that comes out of my mouth when I call His name, He immediately puts His nose to mine ready to listen. I bet that if I’d sit silently and look intently back at Him, that He’d speak to me….maybe even reveal some sort of mystery.
His pursuit is constant. All the days of your life. In terms of romance novels, this one beats all – except it isn’t fiction.
He is pursuing you and I right now. I’m thinkin’ I need to slow down and spend some time with Jesus. I’m thinkin’, maybe, I should turn around and run into His goodness and His love. What about you?