God had been a friend to them,
One in whom they could confide,
but when they heard His voice that day,
for the first time they ran and did hide.
Imagine playing a game with God.
We could call it hide and seek.
The Lord knew exactly where they were
without even having to peek.
When we're in right standing with the Lord,
we can bask in His love and grace,
but when sin enters into the picture,
we try to hide from God's face.
God asked Adam a question.
"Adam, where are you?"
He didn't ask out of ignorance,
for the answer, God already knew.
Adam was in a dangerous place,
on transgression's slippery brink.
God's inquiry on his whereabouts
was designed to get Adam to think.
Adam, what direction are you going?
Are you striving to make right choices?
Are you walking in a way that pleases God,
or are you harkening to the wrong voices?
This question God asked in Genesis
still echoes down through the ages.
It's been communicated billions of times
on the history of mankind's pages.
For man is inclined to fall headlong in sin,
of the Lord, to be in rejection,
but God in His mercy will question man's heart
that he might have a change of direction.
So if you hear His voice today,
although in gross sin you abound,
know that God is giving you space
to make a great turn around.
"And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself." Genesis 3:8-10
"While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation." Hebrews 3:15