April 22, 2014

"Seek and You Will Find"


This is what I told my kids as we were preparing for our annual egg hunt on Easter Monday. Partly because I was trying to "spiritualize" :) this part of the Easter holiday, but also because it's a great reminder for us. I told them we must look for God around us.

As I was thinking about the dads in our compound hiding eggs all over the place and us watching excitedly as our kids would come nearer and nearer to the prizes, I wanted them to be reminded that it's similar with our Lord. The dads hid the eggs hoping that the children would be successful. And some were laid bare, within easy view and reach. And some took a bit more seeking to find; a bit more faith that there were still more eggs to discover.

And I was reminded that we must seek after Him, and when we seek, we are promised in the Word that we will find Him.

For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. 
Mathew 7:8

And yet scripture also tells that the heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands (Ps. 19:1)

God has not hidden himself from us so we cannot find Him, yet He also enjoys a good "egg hunt" if you don't mind the comparison. God wants us to seek after Him. He wants us to yearn after Him, to anticipate the prize. And our reward is great! We will find Him.

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