Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Quest

{from Monday, 4/12/10}

"From one ancestor, (God) made all nations to inhabit the whole earth, and he allotted the times of their existence and the boundaries of the places where they would live, so that they would search for God and perhaps grope for him and find him - though indeed he is not far from each one of us."
(Acts 17:26-27)

Part of our human nature (a big part, probably) is to search and quest.  We have that "hunter/gatherer/explorer" mentality hard-wired into our very beings (at least we guys seem to!).  Paul, in a speech (actually, sermon) to the people of Athens, said that God created us this way.  But the greatest search is to quest for God himself!  But despite popular opinion, it's not a vain & empty search, either.  God WANTS us to find him!  "Indeed, he is not far from each one of us."

When we were younger and played hide-n-seek, the goal was to hide where no one could find you.  Thank God that GOD doesn't act that way.  God is near to us... and desires that we find him!  All we have to do is look/search/grope.  It's just that easy.

Have you searched for Him lately?

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