“I wish God would just go away – and leave us alone” – That’s what many people want. Is it so easy to get rid of God? He seems to be very persistent. It seems that we don’t seem to hear much from him for a while – and then something happens, something makes us think, something that makes us wonder, something that starts to feel like, once again, God is tugging at our heartstrings, calling us to pay attention to him. In times like these, it doesn’t seem like God has left us. It seems like we are the ones who have left him – and he is calling us to return to him: “Where are you?” (Genesis 3:9). These words were written such a long time ago – perhaps, they may help us to start thinking that it’s time to stop running away from God and start returning to him.