The Father’s Heart is to Be Found

By Darrel Auvenshine 

“…if you seek Him, He will be found by you.” – 1 Chronicles 28:9

When I was a child, my dad used to love playing hide and seek with us. We would hide and dad would take His time finding us, although he was fully aware most of the time of our hiding places. When dad would hide, he was always certain to hide in the most obvious places. He hid so that we would easily find him. We were delighted to find dad and he in turn was delighted to watch the look on our face when we found him.

The Father’s heart is to be found. He delights in revealing Himself to His children. Just like my dad would hide with part of his leg or arm exposed, making it easy for us to find him, our heavenly Father reveals Himself and the result is joy.

Was your earthly father open and able to reveal aspects of himself to you, or was he difficult to know?

Think of a time when you earnestly searched for God. How did God reveal Himself to you?