by Ryan Krzykowski
We all know the feeling of the search. It could be our keys, wallet, phone or whatever. We set it down and now we somehow can’t seem to remember exactly where. I once lost a sock while I was getting dressed — checked two or three different rooms for no good reason at all, only to find the sock draped over my shoulder a few minutes later. I’m glad there’s no video of that ordeal.
Or think back to your days of ‘hide and seek’. We know what it feels like to seek. To hunt for that person and to experience the thrill of finally finding them.
A couple weeks back I was checking in with a coach friend of mine, seeing how he and his family were getting along in the midst of our stay at home order. Michael and I talked about what our days are like, being a parent to children of various ages, keeping our work going, things like that. Then he shared with me how in the midst of everything going on he was drawn to a verse from the Gospel of Matthew. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus says to “seek first his kingdom and his righteousness”. Michael told me how for him the call during this time was to do just that, to slow down, get quiet, and seek Jesus.
That conversation has inspired me in a few ways, and one of those was to research how many times the word “seek” appears in Scripture. According to one list, it’s found in 219 different verses. Here are just a few:
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. – Matthew 7:7-8
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that rewards those who earnestly seek him. – Hebrews 11:6
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. – Jeremiah 29:13
I don’t know what you’re carrying with you today. I don’t know your story. But I know that we’re created and designed to be in relationship with a God who is not in the business of hiding from us. We will seek Him and find Him when we seek sincerely. As we endure this current situation, maybe this is our chance, individually and collectively, to slow down and do some seeking.
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