I love the expression on the face of this little boy at the very moment when he discovers that the egg opens and there is something inside! Egg hunts add such excitement to Easter. It takes awhile for young toddlers to understand what they are to do. A family member sometimes needs to model how to search and gather the eggs, although they are often “hidden” in plain sight. There is excitement as baskets begin to fill. But oh how enthusiasm mounts when the egg contents are discovered!
Today’s verse talks about seeking for the Lord. It is not that He is hiding. It is just that it takes eyes of faith to see Him. And He wants to be discovered. He rewards those who earnestly seek Him (Heb. 11:6). But it is a search that requires faith and trust. Knowing His name, who He is and His incredible character helps us trust Him. His faithfulness and that empty tomb help us to continue seeking Him. He promises never to leave or forsake us (Heb. 13:5).
He is ready to be sought and found. He waits for me to turn to Him when I am in trouble. He promises to be my refuge and stronghold (verse 9). And just like those eggs scattered for the youngest searchers, He is there is plain sight. When I seek Him He is ready to reveal Himself and deepen our relationship. But so often I am too busy, distracted or full of doubts to do the seeking. I need to slow down and listen to my heart say, “Seek His face!” (Psalm 27:8) as David’s heart told him.
Thank you Lord, for allowing me to find You!