The 36-year old worked in a Catskills resort. Her husband drove her to a doctor’s appointment in Monticello, New York in 1975. He dropped her at the office, drove away and later returned to find her…gone. Vanished. No trace. She never returned. He could never find her.
New York authorities kept looking for her, without success. Every lead turned into a dead-end. Then, in 2017, 42 years later, a separate cold-case lead led to an assisted-living facility in Lowell, Massachusetts. And who did they find there but the very woman, now 78 years of age. No present idea exists where she’s been in the passing years or how she re-appeared in 2017. A mystery solved, one of the rare missing-person cases. San Diego U-T, 10/27/17
Where can we go to escape God? Where can we hide so he won’t find us? What different name can we use to confuse all his inquiries? In what high-rent district, or low-rent slum, can we take refuge from his search? In the sky above? On the earth below? In the depths of the sea? In deep or deepest space?
NOWHERE! We personally remain under his oversight, whether by name given at birth by parents, or, more elementary, by God’s Image on us given by him in the conjunction of human sperm and egg. God never forgets WHO we are, WHERE we are, WHAT we are and HOW MUCH we all mean to him.
The Christian loves and embraces such assurance. The sinner fears it and flees. Christians never want to hide; we always want God to care. The sinner desires to escape that all-seeing EYE, but cannot; that all-knowing MIND, but without success; that all-sovereign RULER, without ever falling outside his purview.
What is God to us?
Books at: www.createspace.com. (Go to search, dropdown to store, Virg Hurley.)
Apologetics book: Their Own Best Defense, Volume 2, Part 1
Books also at www.amazon.com (Virgil Hurley & Virg Hurley)
The Parables of Jesus at www.createspace.com/7164741
Gift of the GIVER:Gifts for the GIVER, Vol. 2 at www.createspace.com/7551153
Their Own Best Defense, Vol. 2, Part 2 at www.createspace.com/7446349