They gave in to the guilt and condemnation that the enemy instilled in their heart.
What did God do? HE called to Adam, “where are you?” HE seeks us even after the wrongs we have done. HE does not condemn, HE calls us and HE wonders where we are.
Run from the liar; from the one who condemns you but please don’t run away from the True One who seeks and calls you even after you’ve wronged HIM.
Genesis 3:9 (KJV)
And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where are you?