If only I knew where to find Him (Job 23:3-9)
Someone has said that the difference between religion and Christianity is that the former is about us searching for God, and the latter is about God finding us. Indeed, if God never said, “Hello,” we would never meet Him. Apart from God initiating communication with us, we are essentially animals of mere instinct, much like an ant that scurries about to maintain its existence, but is deaf, dead, and dumb to a whole world of reality that exists around it. Unless God shows Himself to us, we are hardly different. In fact, the comparison between humans and insects will seem ridiculously generous on that Day when we will actually “see Him as He is” (1 John 3:2) and recognize just how much this God has had to humble Himself in order to have a relationship with us.
All that we desperately need to know of God is completely dependent on God humbling Himself to interact at our level and choosing to supernaturally reveal Himself to us. And God is pleased to humble Himself to our level of understanding, in much the same way that a father is pleased to get down on his hands and knees to have eye to eye contact with his young child and to speak to them with all the simplicity he can muster in order to “connect” with his kid.
Let us be thankful that we know where God speaks. He first spoke to us in the gospel, and it was there that we found Him. And He continues to speak to us through His Scriptures. While so many would like to know how they can hear God, we do know and we should never take it for granted what wonderful treasures we have in the gospel and the Bible.