Let's see. Under the bushes? Nope, not there. I know. Behind the house? Geesh. Not there either. I'd ponder again. I've got it now!! They are crouched behind the car. Dog gone it. That wasn't it either. I would search everywhere my mind could dream of, but just couldn't find them.
Then, I'd hear it. That coke can would go tumbling down the street and I knew they had gotten to home base and kicked it before I could seek them out. I'd get frustrated because once again, my search turned up nothing.
Whew. I'm so thankful that when we look for our Father, our exploration isn't futile. When we search for Him, He can always be found by us. When life is hard, and we are desperate for answers, He provides them. When we are exhausted and come to Him, He gives us rest. Over and over in His Word, He assures us of the promise that He will be always be available for us.
Deuteronomy 4:29 ESV
"I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me."
Proverbs 8:17 ESV
"Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. 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 29:12-14 a ESV
He isn't hiding out with the intention of not being found. He has so much to give to us. So much instruction. So much comfort. So much counsel. All we have to do is search...diligently...with all of our heart. He can be found.
There's no playing hide-n-seek with the Lord. Yes, He wants us to search for Him and seek His plan and His ways. But, He always lets us win when we play. Isn't that just like Daddy?