The Hound of Heaven
Another friend told me some gospel literature was left on her car in a parking lot. The booklet read "How To Find God". I quipped back at her, "You don't need to find God, He's found you." And I reminded her of a number of strange coincidences she'd experienced in the last several months. She hasn't told me yet what her conclusion is, but I believe that God is working overtime to demonstrate His love to her. And to that friend if she happens to read this: Look at that sky... do you see that???
There was an occasion when a number of my friends (of the Jesus Freak variety) and I were sitting around and one by one we shared when we had come to trust in Christ. I was amazed at the many different settings in which the reality of God's love came to dawn on us. There were no two stories alike. One guy came to Christ during a real crisis in his life. Another after a long time watching the faith of another person he admired, and desiring to have a little of what that friend had. Still another thru a evangelistic crusade. Another thru the ongoing witnessing attempts of a persistent preacher. Still another thru some book on some computer software he bought. Yet, for all of the difference, there was one constant in all of our stories. Can you guess what it was?
In each case, we recalled the distinct impression that God was pursuing us with His love. Everywhere we looked there was a gentle reminder. Everything we experienced seemed to have some correlation. Each one of us agreed, God found us. What's been your experience?