“And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.”
When I was a child, according to my grandparents, I would hide all my eggs in one location and then watch my grandparents look all over the backyard until they finally found all the eggs, in the one location. I was so good at hiding eggs, shown by the length of time it took them to find the eggs, that I would take them back to the same location when it was my turn to hide eggs again. When I think about this, I can’t help but smile at how foolish I was as a child. As I reflect on that childhood experience, I pause to consider the above verse and what I have learned in my life. I have come to know that Jesus longs to be found by us. He is not hidden, but there is a pursuit that we must take. The pursuit is not based on finding a hidden individual, it is based on a divided heart. Our heart determines what we pursue, the things that are in our heart become our driving force in our life. If we choose to pursue other things over pursuing Jesus we will never find the joy of discovering Jesus.
As Easter approaches and we begin to pause from the distractions of this life for a moment, may we focus our eyes on Jesus. Like my hidden eggs, He is always in the same place. Call out to him and He will reveal Himself to you. Seek Him and you will find Him, that is His promise both in the Old Testament and again in the New Testament.
Luke 11:9 “So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”