Yahveh Elohim called unto man (Adam) and said to him, "Where are you?" Genesis 3:9
We hear a great deal about people's search for God, and much has been written about
ways that we can 'find' Him. Yet, it is not really necessary for people to find God because He was never lost, but has been
there all the time, everywhere, and we are the ones who are lost.
After Adam sinned, he tried to hide in the Garden of Eden. Was Adam so foolish to think that
he could hide from Yahveh? Certainly not. He was hiding from himself, because it was himself that he could no longer confront.
Yahveh's question to him was very pertinent: "I am here. I am always here, but where are you?"
Adam's answer describes man's most common defense: "I was afraid because I was exposed, and I therefore tried to
hide." (Genesis 3:10) Since people cannot possibly conceal themselves from Yahveh, they try to hide from themselves.
This can result in many problems.
When an infant closes his eyes, he thinks that because he cannot see others they cannot see him either. Even as adults,
we still think that if we hide from ourselves we are invisible to Yahveh as well. The more we get to know and understand
ourselves, the less difficulty we will have in 'finding Yashua', and in letting Him find us.