As a child I loved a good game of hide and seek. As an only child, I didn’t get a lot of opportunities to play, but when I did, I was thrilled. I was a really great hider. There was nothing better than finding a super hiding spot when playing with a big group of cousins or friends.
I remember a downside to my favorite game. There would sometimes come a point when, due to how well I was hidden or lack of interest on the part of “IT” to find the hiders, that the game would be abandoned. There I’d be, in the World’s Best Hiding Spot, and no one was even looking for me. I’d wait and wait, until I realized nobody was trying to find me. I would be so disappointed.
I suppose God probably feels that way sometimes. When we are most troubled, joyous, or needy, we often forget that God is not hiding, He is there with us. All we have to do is seek Him in prayer and in His Word. Isaiah 55:6 says, “Seek the LORD while He may be found; call on Him while He is near.” How disappointing we must be to God when He is near and we choose not to seek Him, due to lack of interest or fear that we won’t find Him!
God is not hard to find. All that He requires is for us to be sincere when we look to Him. Jeremiah 29:13 says, “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Let that be your goal this Christmas season. Seek Him whole-heartedly in everything this busy time requires. You’ll be blessed if you do!