When nieces and nephew were small, we played many games outside. When the weather was bad and at night, we’d turn out all the lights in the home and I would hide in a closet or some other cramped place. They would then search through the darkness to find my hiding place and then it would be their turn.
Thinking of those fond memories I came to a realization, we have been made to search for God—to “grope for Him,” as Paul put it so vividly (Acts 17:27). But here’s the good news: He is not at all hard to find, for “He is not far from each one of us.” He desires to make Himself known. “There is a property in God of thirst and longing. He hath longing to have us,” wrote Dame Julian of Norwich centuries ago. Before we come to know Christ, we grope for God in the darkness. But if we search for Him in earnest, He rewards those who diligently seek Him (Heb. 11:6). He will call to us softly: “Here I am.” And He awaits our reply: “I found You!”
Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. —Isaiah 55:6