God is a God who pursues us. He pursues us with friends, with preachers, with experiences, with His Word, with thoughts and feelings that come to us in our quiet times. He pursues us to make us His, to bring us back to where we belong, where we will be most satisfied. He won’t relent, because He loves us. We’re in trouble in this world, and we need Him more than we know. So He pursues us relentlessly, into our darkest hours and our saddest times. God is a God who fights for us, and when He’s rescued us from our sin and self-interest, He makes us fishers of men, so that we can pursue, fight for, and rescue others, just as He has rescued us.
“For I will bring them back to their own land that I gave to their fathers.
‘Behold, I am sending for many fishers, declares the LORD, and they shall catch them. And afterward I will send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain and every hill, and out of the clefts of the rocks.'”
-Jeremiah 16:15-17 (ESV)