When I was a kid, we used to play hide and seek.  The younger kids always had trouble finding the older ones. But the older ones soon grew bored because the younger ones didn’t know yet that their giggling could be heard.

That’s how it is at church.  We all get together to find God, find others, and find ourselves.  There are all different backgrounds, levels of knowledge, and relationship with God.

When we are baby Christians, we are oblivious to the ways God reveals himself to us.  We have the joy of the LORD in our hearts and are excited to serve him but can’t figure out where he is hiding.

Then as we mature and begin to see God’s hand working in our lives, we find it hard to understand how the world can miss something so obvious.

In the book of Revelation chapter 3 verse 20, Jesus is speaking to the “angel of the church at Laodicea. Laodicea means “place of people of common fairness.”

20″ Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.”

You see, He isn’t trying to hide anything. If you seek him, you’ll find him.

Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

2 Chronicles 15:2 The Lord is with you when you are with him. If you seek him, he will be found by you.

Psalm 15:2 The Lord looks down from heaven
    on all mankind
to see if there are any who understand,
    any who seek God.

 

 

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