We hide. God seeks. Eternity awaits.
- Christ could have merely pursued us to the point of taking on human flesh. That would have been unbelievable enough.
- He could have pursued us to Pilate's courtyard and suffered there the lashes from the Roman soldiers, and the jeers from the mocking crowd. That would have been unfathomable.
- He could even have pursued us to Calvary and allowed His hands to be brutally fastened to a dead tree and a crown of thorns to be thrust upon His head. That would have been inexplicable.
But He went further. Infinitely further. He pursued us all the way to hell - without any guarantee He would ever return. This is the self-abandonment that drove our Savior. This is how far grace will pursue.
Shawn Brace brings remarkable insight to a topic in grave danger of becoming commonplace: grace. "A funny thing happens when one picks up the Old Testament," says Brace. "Amidst the rubble of a supposedly angry God, one discovers quite the opposite.... The heart of this Testament reveals a God who loves. A God who cares. A God who pursues."
If the word grace has lost its resonance, Pursued will powerfully realign its significance and experience the life of anyone burnt out by "playing" church.