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“And you will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.” —Jeremiah 29:13


1, 2, 3, 4, 5….10 ready or not, here I come!

Hide-and-go-Seek is a very familiar childhood game in which at least one player hides in an undisclosed place to be found by one or more seekers. The game is played by one chosen player (designated as being “it”) counting to a predetermined number with eyes closed while the other player or players hide. After reaching this number, the player who is “it” calls “Ready or not, here I come!” and then attempts to locate all hidden players. If the hidden player outsmarts the person designated as being “it” and makes it back to the home base without being caught, they are considered safe. And yet, there are times when the person hiding can’t be found, and the seeker has to concede or give up.

Imagine if our pursuit of God was a game of hide-and-seek. God is hiding, and we are standing at home base counting. Then, shouting out, “Ready or not, here I come.” We run around expecting to find Him; however, in this particular game, we can’t find Him.

See in your mind’s eye how you would react.

Thanks be to God; Seeking the Father isn’t a game of hide-and-seek.

God told Jeremiah if my people seek me wholeheartedly, they will find Him. And the same is true for us today.

God is always present. There is no place where he can’t be found. David expressed this truth in Psalm 139. Moreover, there is no way we can escape His presence.

So, in a sense, in a game of hide-in-seek with God, God would always lose.

Or would He?

Finding Him and Him being found is a win-win situation.

“Seek the Lord while you can find him. Call on him now while he is near.” – Isaiah 55:6, NLT


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