Have you ever been searching for something and not be able to find it? Each year as our daughter's basketball season approaches, we search for shoes. Basketball starts today and yet we still haven't found her shoes. Now, she doesn't want just any shoe - they must be high tops to protect her many-time-turned ankles and of course must have Prairie Central blue on them. We learned last year that looking for high tops in women's shoes is close to impossible so we headed directly to the men's section. I was so excited when we got to the first store and she found a pair of shoes on the shelf that she loved. I was dreaming of getting home early from this usually frustrating trip, until the salesperson explained that they didn't have her size. We then proceeded to every store that sells shoes in Bloomington/Normal, finding nothing. On a positive note, we were able to have her feet measured during our journey to ensure that we got the right size and ordered her favorites online when we got home. She won't have them for tonight but soon after.
There may be many times in our lives that we search for something and not be able to find it but one thing for sure - it won't be God. Matthew 7:7&8 "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened."
The message at the Easter service focused around this phrase: "You won’t be satisfied until the Savior washes your sins away." What are you searching for? Peace, joy, trust, contentment, being desired, being whole, being loved, happiness, forgiveness, mercy, grace? Are you trying to fill a void that only God can fill? Things of this earth cannot keep us content but a relationship with Jesus can. You were made for more, will you receive it.
A relationship with Jesus begins with asking Him to be your Lord and Savior. He died so that you could be forgiven - accept His free gift of mercy and grace.
Have a great day
Living fearlessly in Christ