Pastor Stephen Dedman

Is God Seeking After You?

‘Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?”’
Genesis 3:9

God’s first words to Adam immediately after he sinned were, “Where are you?” Notice closely that God didn’t say, “I know what you’ve done.” God knew exactly what had happened and knew exactly where he was, but He was seeking after Adam.

God was not angry and He was not interrogating Adam and Eve. God’s heart was broken because there was a great gulf fixed between them and there must be a bridge built to connect man back together with God. The question was meant to make Adam realize that he was lost.

The question was also meant to encourage Adam to confess his sin. He could not plead the Fifth! He had to answer to God and give an account.

Satan’s goal is to cause separation between God and man. But God provides a perfect way for man to come back into fellowship with Him. Jesus says, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” – John 14:6

Where are you? Where are you in your relationship and fellowship with God? Are you close or are you hiding? You cannot plead the Fifth.


Lord, thank You for creating me and desiring to be with me. Thank You for providing a way through Jesus for me to be with You. Today, I draw close to You.

Wise Men Seek Jesus

And when they [the wise men] had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
Matthew 2:11

Wise men still seek Jesus! Isn’t that a fascinating quote? Looking back 2,000 years ago, there were some wise men seeking the truth.

When they saw the star in the East, they followed it until it brought them to the place where the young Child, Jesus, was living. They risked their lives to get to Jesus, but they had a longing to see Him.

They came bearing gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Gold, symbolizing His royalty; frankincense, His deity; myrrh, His death. Although an unusual gift for a young child, myrrh was used to embalm the dead.

Of course the myrrh foreshadowed Jesus’ death and burial. We are not sure if the wise men actually understood it but God appointed it. It was just something else for Mary to ponder in her heart.

When the wise men saw Jesus they fell down and worshipped Him. They knew they had met the God-Man, the Messiah. And they gave their best gifts.

We don’t have to risk our lives nor do we need to travel through deserts to find Jesus. All we have to do is open our hearts and let Him come in. It was no accident that the wise men found Jesus. It’s also no accident that you found Jesus.

God has a specific way of bringing people to Jesus. Will you be the light (the star) that leads someone to find Jesus?


Lord, use me to bring people to You. Let every word and action be pure and holy. Forgive me of my sins and restore my joy and fellowship with You.