“He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him. He came to his own people, and even they rejected him. But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.” John 1:10-12
C.S. Lewis expressed the sense of the divine pursuit: “God was the great Angler playing His fish, and I never dreamed that the hook was in my tongue. He likened God to a cat chasing a mouse. He stated that God was the divine chess player, gradually moving him into an impossible position.” What love God has for us that even as we rebels against Him He still pursuits us.
There was a beagle that lived in our neighborhood. When he barked you would think that he was a huge blood hound. When I first saw him, I was shocked. He would come through our yard and sometimes he would stop and you could pet him, but most of the time he was on a hunt. When he was on a hunt, he might look at you. but he did not have time for you. He was persuading something. God is that way, He is on our trail and He will not stop until we come to Him. He is the hound of heaven. This scripture tells us that God came to earth and His own people rejected Him. Even with this rejection, God came and continued the pursuit.
“For this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I myself will search and find my sheep. I will be like a shepherd looking for his scattered flock. I will find my sheep and rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on that dark and cloudy day.” (Ezekiel 34:11-12)