Ask where is the LORD

They stopped asking, “Where is the Lord who brought us from the land of Egypt, who led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and ravines, through a land of drought and darkness, a land no one traveled through and where no one lived?” Jeremiah 2:6
Ask – is just a three-letter word simple and short but look at how the word is described in a dictionary: to request or petition, to inquire, to solicit, to invite, to demand, call for, try to get.
Consider these descriptions to be what God means when He said ‘They stopped asking’. It sounds like a complain or a desperate voice of concern. It brings out the feeling of being abandoned or sidelined or being forgotten, it also sound as though there is a disappointment. God feels that his people are not inquiring of Him nor do they call for him or invite Him. When we do not reminisce our past, of where we used to be and where we are now, who has made that providence and provision, how we are still here. This reminds me of a very well-known quote; “We have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our past history.” – Life Sketches of Ellen G. White, 196

Questions are asked because an answer is needed. It is the first step to seeking or searching for information or direction desired by the person asking. Asking here refers to seeking to know what happened in the past for the purpose of knowing the working of God in our lives, to appreciate His leading through the past events in our lives. No wonder, an annual ceremony was instituted in memory of what happened – the Israelite exodus. It is for this reason that Moses spoke this way saying to Israelites.

“Remember this day when you came out of Egypt, out of the place of slavery, for the Lord brought you out of here by the strength of His hand. Nothing leavened may be eaten. Today, in the month of Abib, you are leaving. Let it serve as a sign for you on your hand and as a reminder on your forehead, so that the Lord’s instruction may be in your mouth; for the Lord brought you out of Egypt with a strong hand. Keep this statute at its appointed time from year to year. Exodus 13:3, 4; 9,10

“The dealings of God with His people should be often repeated…. Lest they should forget the history of the past, He commanded Moses to frame these events into song, that parents might teach them to their children…. We need often to recount God’s goodness and to praise Him for His wonderful works.”—Testimonies for the Church 6:364, 365. – {VSS 447.2}

Let us seek the Lord, Ask of Him, look at our past and deliberate on God’s interest on us.

By A. Eliamani