This is a block of wood that I bought at least 30 years ago at a craft fair. It is a simple block of wood with some lighter strips of wood glued to it in varying patterns. But, when looked upon in just the right way you will see the message of Jesus.
This plaque sits in my kitchen window so that I look on it every day. I would like to say that I look at it and remember its meaning every day but I’ll be honest and tell you that most days I don’t even notice it sitting there.
Isn’t that just like life? Jesus is always with us just waiting for us to notice him. However, in our busy and crazy life, we run around and never take the time to focus and to see Jesus. We can find Jesus in even the smallest events and He is there in the major events also.
Some mornings I will go outside before Joe wakes up and just sit out on the back porch. I just sit and listen to the birds chirping, and the cars going down the road and I find that it is so peaceful. In that moment I will see Jesus. I will thank Him for all of His creations and the beauty that is all around me. Then life starts to happen. Breakfast needs to be fixed, emails need to be answered, phone calls need to be answered, and it is time to get to work doing something. Whoops, where did He go? The answer is He didn’t go anywhere, we did.
When things are going great it is so easy for me to be thankful and praise His name. I am diligent about thanking the Lord through the day and at night for the smallest of blessings. I thank Him for my health, for business at work, and even for a good hair day. But, I am not so diligent in thanking Him for my struggles. I don’t thank Him for the growth that I have achieved in going through a difficult time, I don’t thank him for the friends that might have supported me when I am in pain, all I do is wallow in my misery.
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
Have you ever noticed that we can seem to find the Lord in the BEST of times and in the WORST of times but in everyday life, we sometimes lose sight of him? I call out to Him in times of stress and need. I beg Him to heal the sick and to comfort the widows. When times are tough you can find me calling out to Him even though He has been with me all along.
God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.
It can be difficult to see the Lord in all of our life’s event when our eyes are on ourselves. However, faith teaches us that He is present despite our jumbled and messed up circumstances. Just like this plaque, JESUS is there whether we see Him or not.
7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Have A Blessed Day!