When my granddaughter was here last weekend, we played hide and seek. She is 5 and little.
I’m, um, not 5 and big. 😁
My daughter-in-love was helping her hide, but with all my years of experience, I still managed to find her every time.
At one point I hid by the side of my wardrobe behind a long, formal dress that I have hanging there. I’m sure the bottom of my legs had to have been showing even as I tried to blend in with my surroundings.
But, even though it was daytime, the room was kind of dark. She walked right past me twice and never saw me. My daughter-in-love saw me but did not tell her where I was.
I hid there a second time, and she still could not find me until I finally called out, “Hey, I’m dyin’ in here!” 😂
Then she found me because she heard my voice.
This made me think about how we sometimes can’t find God. He’s really old (lots older than me! 😀 ) and really big and has left all kinds of clues around, but we don’t look in the right places, and sometimes we can’t see because we’re in the dark.
Sometimes other people who have found Him need to tell us where He is.
“He (John the Baptist) came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him.” John 1:7
“Let your light so shine before people that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in Heaven.” Matthew 5:16
But even if they don’t, He is able and willing to speak up and help us find Him if we are really looking for Him.
“You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found by you,’ declares the Lord…” Jeremiah 29:13 NASB
Those who are not looking for Him, who continue walking in the darkness, might walk by Him a thousand times and never even notice Him. Are you looking for Him today?
“Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105
I want to do a better job walking in the light and finding God, don’t you?
Today I am thankful that God has given us His word so that we can find Him!
What about you? Are you thankful that God wants us to seek and find Him? Are you seeking Him? Are you thankful that He has given us His word? Are you helping show Him to others by your love?
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