Return to me, says the Lord of hosts, and I will return to you. Zechariah 1:3
If God is so powerful, why does he always ask us to do something? Why does our relationship with God have a give-and-take, a two-part dialogue? Well, if you were God, would you want it any other way? Would you want to interact with robots you had pre- programmed to say and do what you want? Of course not, because those words and actions would have no meaning.
We must come to God, seek him, turn to him, speak to him, be with him, and return to him. And while we do these things, he is coming, seeking, turning, speaking, being with, and returning to us. We couldn’t have a real relationship with a robot God. He wants a real relationship with us, too.
©Carol Dean Henn, 2018
Carol Dean Henn of St. John’s Windish Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, PA