“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)
You can’t outrun God; he is a relentless pursuer. Oh sure, you can try, but eventually, no matter how hard you run, he will catch up with you. It might take pain and suffering, or exhaustion and depletion, or exasperation and frustration, or breakdown and burnout, but eventually his goodness and his unfailing love will overtake you. The thing that’s so mystifying is why we are so resistant to that in the first place. Why do we have so much trouble moving from pursuer to pursuee? Why are we so resistant to a love that cannot be earned, bought, or achieved?
We can run, but we cannot hide; surely his goodness and his unfailing love will pursue us all of our days. Which means we can either stop running and do it the easy way or we can keep running and do it the hard way. The choice is up to us.
O Lord, forgive us when we start running so hard and fast for you, that we stop running with you. Thank you that you never stop running after us. Amen.