The fool says in his heart,
“There is no God.”
They are corrupt, their deeds are vile;
there is no one who does good.
2 The Lord looks down from heaven
on all mankind
to see if there are any who understand,
any who seek God.
I wonder what most of us think the Lord is looking for? The Word of God reveals a few things, such as humility and the fear of the Lord, but among them is that quality of seeking and searching hard for You, Lord.
We know it when we think about it, though we seldom do … there is no such thing as marking time with God. We are moving forward or losing ground. Graciously, the Lord stays with us, never leaves us, and keeps us. That makes all the difference, but our souls are made for seeking, and we are most healthy when all life’s trials lead us to a healthy, rousing search for God, our Truth.
For our Dear and Desperate Little Friends, grant them wisdom, Father, and grace, and truth to LOOK FOR YOU and to FIND YOU and to escape the foolishness of denying Your love and care over Your own. Amen.
Hide and Seek, William Bliss Baker, 1881,Wikipedia, by permission
Public Domain, death of the artist