It’s time for Five Minute Friday again, and this time the prompt is the word TEN. Yeesh. This one was kind of tricky, but here we go! You can read other FMF posts at KateMotaung.com.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, TEN… Ready or not, here I come! Playing hide and seek is a favorite game for my kids. Lily is just now getting old enough to understand that you really want to hide so no one can find you. And you are not really supposed to call out “I’m hiding in here!” or made funny noises so whoever is searching can find you. But that’s the fun of playing the game with little kids. They want to be found. And when you as a parent are hiding from them, you want them to find you. Because when they find you there will be hugs… and kisses… and tickles… and lots of laughter!
We are told in the Bible to seek the Lord, and that if we seek Him, we will find Him. He doesn’t hide from us in order to trick us or stay away from us indefinitely. Oh, he wants to be found. He wants to see you seek Him, and He’s watching from His hiding place. He calls out, “Come, my child! Come this way!” He leaves tell-tale signs for us to follow. And all the while, He waits patiently for us to realize that He’s been right there (so close) all along. And when you get just close enough, He scoops you up with hugs.. and kisses… and tickles… and lots of joyous laughter.
And my friend, that’s what grace is all about. You don’t have to look so hard to find Him. He’s right there loving you even now. So, count to TEN, and let’s get seeking. It will be fun!
This week’s I want to share a song called “Let Go Now” by Kelanie Gloeckler. I hope you enjoy it!