Having noted some of the questions recorded in the Bible that various people have asked God, I thought it would be interesting to think about some of the questions we are told God asked humans.
In Genesis 3:9, God asks “Where are you?” When this question was first asked, the humans were hiding from God, one another, and self. This question from God is a good one for me to entertain. I imagine that it is for you as well. Haven’t we all tried to hide parts of ourselves from God at times?
“Where are you” in your relationship with God? Is it open and honest? Are there things you are right now attempting to hide by avoiding them in your thoughts and prayers? Are there thoughts, actions, or intentions that cause you to avoid thinking about God when you are entertaining them?
“Where are you” in your relationship with the other humans in your life? Are these relationships open, honest, and authentic, or are you attempting to hide who you really are?
“Where are you” in your relationship with yourself? Are you willing to look at yourself as honestly and directly as you know how, or are there lots of things you would rather not think about or face about who you are, how you are acting, or what you are really wishing for?
When God asks “Where are you?” it is never a threat. It is God saying, “I see the distance. Will you come closer? I like being closer to you.”