“Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently until she finds it?” (Luke 15:8, ESV).
As Christians, we hear frequent exhortations to seek the Lord. Indeed, seeking Him is the most vitally important thing we will ever do. However, did it ever occur to you to think that He is actively seeking you? This chapter in Luke presents no less than three parables to impart to us this very truth.
We first read about the shepherd who vigilantly sought his cherished lost sheep. Holy Spirit then invites us to contemplate how earnestly the owner of some treasure sought her precious lost coin. Finally, He conveys His heart to us about the yearning father who fervently sought his priceless lost son. All of this is His way of eagerly communicating to us: right now, in this very moment, Daddy God is seeking you.
He sought out Abraham for friendship. He sought out Moses. He sought out Isaiah, Jeremiah, and too many other individuals to be able to adequately address in this devotional. From the very beginning of time, through prophet after prophet, and book after book, He took the initiative in pursuing relationship with us. Today, with more urgency than ever before, He is drawing our hearts, calling us closer to Him.
This is why Jesus invaded our lonely, lost emptiness with His incarnation. He took the leap – from eternal, celestial bliss, to fallen, broken earth – in order to personally seek us out where we were. He knew we couldn’t find the way to Him, so He found the way to us.
- When we couldn’t come to Him because sin had extinguished any and all life within us, He drew us unto Himself. “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him…” (John 6:44, NKJV)
- When we couldn’t seek Him because sin had hardened our hearts, He sought us instead. “I have been found by those who did not seek me” (Rom. 10:20a, ESV).
- When we couldn’t see Him because sin had blinded us, He drew near and He revealed Himself to us.“I have shown myself to those who did not ask for me” (Rom. 10:20b, ESV).
He is seeking us. Continually, tirelessly, passionately, relentlessly, He is seeking us.
“Look! I have been standing at the door, and I am constantly knocking. If anyone hears me calling him and opens the door, I will come in and fellowship with him and he with me” (Rev. 3:20, TLB).
Dear sought after one, will you open the door?
If you take a moment to reflect and ask the Holy Spirit to help you, can you identify evidences that show He is seeking you out personally? I’d love to hear about them in the comments!