Many people in our world today are in a mad search for God. Whether it is because of fear of war or fear of financial collapse or fear of loss of health or fear of the future—or whatever, many people are latching onto anything that can provide them hope and meaning. A lot of of these people think that God is the answer. For this reason many people are beginning a spiritual quest.
All people want to find meaning and value in life. Paul spoke to one such group in Athens long ago. This is what Paul said:
From one ancestor he [God] made all nations to inhabit the whole earth, and he allotted the times of their existence and the boundaries of the places where they would live, so that they would search for God and perhaps grope for him and find him—though indeed he is not far from each one of us (Acts 17:26-27).During this Lenten time of the church year, if you too “search for God” know well that our search for God invariably ends when God finds us. In our anxious searching it may be a good thing to remember that God “is not far from each one of us.”
Sometimes the best way to catch something is to let it catch us.