OUR SEARCH FOR JESUS CAN’T WAIT
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
If we don’t find God, we have missed the very reason for our existence. Compared to knowing the One who made us, everything else is just crumbs.
Deep down inside, all people have this hunger. God’s handprint is on us. His very breath spoke the world into existence. He set eternity in our hearts. We, therefore, are incurably spiritual by nature. That’s why every human society — no matter how primitive — has some concept of a higher power, some vision of a reality that goes beyond the natural. On one level, this explains why science has not eradicated religion from the earth. Technological achievement cannot meet the deepest needs of the human heart. That’s why millions of people read their horoscopes every morning, and millions more call psychic hotlines.
People are hungry for spiritual truth and if they cannot find it by normal means, they will reach for anyone or anything claiming to give them an answer. Something inside us drives us to seek ultimate meaning outside ourselves. God puts that something inside us. Augustine passed on this oft-quoted prayer: “You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.” All of us are on a search for the Savior. We desperately want to find him.
The search for God can’t wait. The longer you wait, the more clouded the mirror will get. Seeing the whole picture merely requires the clarity that discovering God can bring. Searching for God is good; finding him is much better. ♦
Thank you for letting me find you, dearest Lord …