The boys are contentedly playing in the living room. After a 6-day trip, all their toys seem new. They are happy for the quiet and silence of familiarity, and I am too.
Checking email, I hear two-year-old Ben squeak up and down with exaggerated inflections: “I just found my boun-cy ball! I found it when I was look-ing for it! Were you looking for it, Will?”
I sit perfectly still for a minute, his squeaky voice echoing in my mind: “I found it when I was look-ing for it!” And I think about how a two-year-old’s mind tumbles out concepts in fresh combinations of words, since he’s not had time to learn how things are “normally” said.
The things I really want to find -- the things my soul needs to find… am I looking for them?
“You will seek me and find me. When you seek me with all your heart, I will be found by you,” declares the LORD…~Jeremiah 29:13-14
But from there you will seek the LORD your God and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul.
“And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you;
seek, and you will find;
knock, and it will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks receives,
and the one who seeks finds,
and to the one who knocks it will be opened.”
Seeking Him, with all my heart.
Searching for Him, with all my soul.
Asking, and waiting for the Giver of all good things to find me.
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What are you looking for today?