“God’s love is meteoric, his loyalty astronomic, his purpose titanic, his verdicts oceanic. Yet in his largeness nothing gets lost; not a man, not a mouse, slips through the cracks.” Psalm 36.5,6
Some days I actually think I can see God working. I see touches of his hand as far as my eye can see, I read about his handiwork in the local papers, and I see him in action on the TV. The sight is overwhelming; people living out God’s dream in their lives, people performing true acts of grace without thought of compensation, and the mystery of changed lives.
Then I see the other side. I see a ten-year-old boy wondering the refugee line on the Albanian border of Kosovo, searching desperately for his family. The news clip ends with the reporter noting that the boy was not successful in his search.
How could this be? The boy could be the son of my friend. He could be my nephew. He stood confidence yet there was the tears of fear, uncertainty, and urgency coming without warning to the surface. What happened last night to and for this child of God’s? Where did he sleep? What did he find to eat? What will he do today?
He will look and search for family. He will do everything he can to find his father, mother, and sister. He will never give up, his will always be open, aware, and looking.
I know God’s love is beyond comprehension, he sent his Son to die for humanity. I know is purpose is strong, without hesitating, he pursued his children. I know his judgements cover all of us. These things I know.
God tells me of his commitment to me. God explains how he unconditionally accepts me, knowing that I will fail and run away. God invites me to have a personal relationship with him. Every thing is one on one.
I still see that boy. I still see others who search for families, who search for God. God will find you. I know because he told me so.