Stealing Bikes Isn’t As Easy As It Looks
When the bike thief entered one woman’s garage and exited with her husband’s bike, she was ready. Just about to go out to exercise, she already had her running gear on so all she had to do was drop the last-minute laundry she was folding and bolt outside.
She told him to stop. He didn’t. She started following him. The man pleaded with her not to follow. She continued after him, yelling to her neighbors to call 911. And after a mile he found he was no match for her relentless pursuit. He might even have been relieved to see the police pull up after that ordeal.
Even while running closely behind the thief, Tatterson, who just completed her masters in Pastoral counseling, was trying to reason with the man.
“I was trying to get him to talk to me, and he wasn’t wanting to talk about his feelings,” she said.
As one of the women commenting on that article said, “Nothing more scary to a man than a woman running after him yelling, ‘We need to talk about your feelings!'”
Chased Down By God
There are a pair of verses that tell us a lot about God’s pursuit of his people.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. (Psalm 23:6.)
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost. (Luke 19:10.)
We’re lost, and Jesus seeks us out. His pursuit lasts our whole lives long, and he wants us to dwell with him. Because of his goodness and love, we are found and favored with his blessings forever.
None of us can outrun God, and every single person that God pursues is caught.
All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. (John 6:37-39.)
God does not give up on pursuing his people. Aren’t you glad God’s not a quitter?