Some people think of finding God, like finding a needle in a haystack. They either tediously inspect and analyze every piece of straw in their lives in hope of finding Him. Or, they believe it to be an impossible task and live as if he’s not there at all.
Looking for God is not like looking for a needle in a haystack, but it is like looking for the farmer of the haystack. He is the farmer who who tilled the ground, planted the hay, harvested the hay, stacked the hay in the barn that he built with his own two hands. When we find the farmer, we find the One who lovingly created, sustains and engages with what He has made. Turn around, the farmer can be found! Christ wants to be found!
He made the haystack, the farm and all it entails. Colossians 1:16 “For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.”
He wants us to turn around to find him in faith. Isaiah 55:6 “Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near;”
Good read, I always find the phrase fonding God or Jesus a bit inaccurate. We are the ones who were lost. We are the ones who need finding. The reality is, like you said we just need to turn around and see God has always been right behind us, waiting for us to turn back to Him.
We are lost, that’s for sure! There is no seeking, or finding without his generous grace. Thanks for reading Dillon.