I wonder if the sugar high has worn off yet! Easter seems to be missing something if it does not include lots and lots of sweets. Those wonderful plastic eggs that are so determinedly sought after yield up colorful jelly beans, usually the only kind of bean that gets children excited! The search for those eggs is almost as sweet as eating their yummy contents. The younger the child the more obvious their hiding places and even so, some of those in plain sight get passed over.
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!