If you were to imagine God as a person who’s standing nearby, would you want to move towards him or away from him?
In the book of Hosea God says his people are like a wife who has had an affair. Even though they have cheated on him, God still wants them to come back to him and be faithful to him again (Hosea 2v16)
Do we go looking for love elsewhere because we see God as angry or scary? What if we really saw God as someone who loves us like crazy – no matter how unfaithful we’ve been? Would you want to move closer?