Seek and You Shall Find

by Chrys Fairchild

Lent

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek and you shall find; knock, and the door shall be opened…”
Matthew 7:7

New Yorkers are born seekers.

We are always looking for the best new restaurant, the latest play, the cheapest price for a kind of clothing — you name it, and we are on the lookout for it. Right Now. It is sometimes difficult, it is sometimes stressful, we sometimes need to elbow our way in front of others to get what we want, but that’s how it is in a big city. Because we live amidst a plethora of plenty and so we find ourselves perpetually looking for the externals, things that will enhance us, that will differentiate us from the crowd.

Matthew tells us that, with God, things are different. We must go within and be spiritual seekers. When we look, we will find. When we pray, the answer we are looking for will come to us. We are given this assurance that God will give us what we need at every moment. We only need to ask for it. We only need to open our hearts and we will get what we require.

The good news today and every day is that God is there for us and ready for us.

How great is that?

Right Now.


Thursday, February 18, 2016
Esther 14:1-6,12-14
Psalm 138
Matthew 7:7-12