Updated: Feb 9
“Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you; for every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds, and to him that knocks it will be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8
How many of you enjoyed playing hide and seek as a child? When my boys were very young children they couldn’t wait to be found, even to the point of making a noise so I could find them. They didn’t understand the concept of hiding! But the older they got the more they didn’t want to be found and learned to be very good at hiding.
Have you ever noticed how little children get so excited about Jesus? It is easy for them to trust and believe in Him. They want to be “found” by Him. Matthew 18:3 tells us, “We need to become as little children….” Little children haven’t learned yet to hide from Him. Somewhere along the way some of our children lose their trusting innocence, and they don’t want Jesus to “find” them anymore.
As a church family it should be our mission to keep seeking those kids that are “hiding.” Not only that, we can teach them to reverse the role of hide and seek. Teach them to be the seekers.
The Bible promises that when we seek Him, He will be found: “And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search for Me with all your heart,” Jeremiah 29:13.
My prayer is that we as a church family will continue to seek for those who are hiding and teach them to seek after Jesus with all their hearts.
by :: Norma Shepherd