On congested streets filled with chaos

I listen for you

On sidewalks swarming with people and turmoil

I look for you

In a crowded building filled with screens and distractions

I seek you

In a packed train humanity closes in on me

I reach for you

But you are not there

Yet in the solitude of the wilderness, I heard your voice.

“Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” (Exodus 3:5)

In the quiet of the upper room we saw you.

On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” (John 20:19)

In the crowded building we found you.

Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on. (Mark 2:4)

In the midst of the crowd pressing in, I touched you.

She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped. (Luke 8:44)

In my deep desire to hear you, to see you, to seek you, to touch you, I came to know you.

But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul. (Duet. 4:29)

#Retrospective — This post originally published March 5, 2018.

© 2018 CGThelen

12 thoughts on “Searching

  1. “The Light of God surrounds me; the Love of God enfolds me; the Power of God protects me; wherever I am, God is.” I pray this prayer of protection each morning TWICE, once as I turn on the light, and then again as I turn off the light to my sanctuary. Praise God! He is my Constant Companion and Comforter ❤ ❤

  2. Absolutely beautiful. How comforting it is to know that wherever we are, God is with us. In us. Loving on us. There’s never a moment He is out of reach or disinterested in us. He is still the miracle working God. Amen!

    Thank you for sharing this powerful reminder of God’s nearness to our hearts. 🙏🏼

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