Seek the Lord
“If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.” 1 Ch 28:9
There is no reason to seek the Lord, for he is everywhere. There is no place to hide from the omnipresent God and, of course, there is no need for him to hide. Those who don’t seek the Lord are the ones who try to hide from the Almighty. Surely he will be found if we truly want to find him.
The sign by the parking lot says that we can only park there for thirty minutes, yet we often park for more than an hour, and no parking ticket has ever been issued. Lucky us, right. Wrong. Even though we haven’t been caught parking illegally, it doesn’t mean that policemen don’t exist, and it doesn’t make it right for us to park there more than thirty minutes, even though we haven’t been caught.
Even though he pretty much leaves us alone and seems not to care, no matter what we do, that doesn’t mean that the Lord is not watching and taking careful record of what we do daily and will hold us accountable. He is out of sight from our vantage point, still he is present everywhere.
“Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?” wrote the Psalmist.
I may not be able to see my children physically at all times, but they never seem to depart from my thoughts, so in some ways I am able to see them everywhere. Not so with our Heavenly Father who is able to keep our presence within his sight at all times and constantly watches over us, and his hope is that his children may be quickened to the fact and start to respond to his calling. To seek the Lord is to become aware of his presence and to heed his biddings and, more importantly, to be obedient to his heavenly vision till the end.
When will we children awaken and start to show appreciation for our parents’ love for us by doing something for them. I guess the least we can do for them is not to screen their calls. I guess this is akin to seeking our parents.
I guess some atheists may find God troublesome and rather annoying, so they have decided to get rid of him by declaring once and for all that he doesn’t really exist. The presence of Christians is quite an annoyance to them, for they remind them of what they try so hard to forget, causing them to suspect that God might still be there. I think this explains why some atheists are so hostile toward Christians.
Indeed he isn’t far from us, as Paul stated: “For in him we live and move and have our being.” If God does exist, there is nothing more important in this life than to seek to know and to please him. It appears to me that I live, move, and have my being all point to an undeniable truth that the Author of my life exists.