"I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me." -Proverbs 8:17
Have you ever played Hide and Seek with your children? I remember playing with my three. I would count 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 99, 100! They would be scurrying around to find that perfect hiding place that they just knew I could NEVER find them in. Inevitably though, I could hear that rustle of clothes in the closet or that faint little giggle. “Are they here? No. How about here? No. My goodness where can they be?” Then as I jerked open the linen closet there that precious little one would be giggling so wonderfully! I can just hear them. I bet some great memories are coming to you right now of you and your parents or grandparents playing that same game. Wasn’t it so much fun!
Now consider this:
“The point of Hide and Seek is not to stay lost but to be found. God wants us to seek him strongly. He wants us to find Him.”
-Ernest Smith (frontrangechurch.org)
Ernest made the point that our Father in Heaven doesn’t want to be mysterious and hidden. He wants us to find Him and experience all the love and joy He has for us. He even wants to hear our giggles! He wants this so much that He gave us a book of directions and ways that we can go about finding Him. The only stipulation is that we have to intentionally decide to seek Him. He won’t force us to look for Him, but He certainly hopes we will.
Moms, I challenge you to play a game of Hide and Seek with your children or grandchildren this week. While counting to 100 and listening for those sweet little giggles, think about how much God wants us to find Him as well. He so desperately wants us to open the door to discover His nature and His character in all its glory. Try committing to make your next step in the New Year one that puts you closer to doing just that. It can start with the simple act of just opening a book.
Walking the road with you,
(Thanks to Ernest Smith for words that really hit home)
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