He Seeks Me

By Rachel Hammett

In every turn of the day, I can sense Him there, waiting. Waiting for me. I busy myself, doing those things I know I should do. He stands off in the shadows, patient. I hurry to the next thing, anxious to move in and accomplish. He must sometimes sigh when I push Him off once again, deeming those other things more important.

We have a Savior who has a history of seeking people. He sought out the woman at the well; He came to confront Saul of Tarsus. Over and over in our Bible, we see how it is He that makes the first step in this relationship, and it is He that sustains it through our life.

“I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me.” (Psalm 40:17)

There is a song which quotes this verse, a slow and thoughtful song I learned years ago. I find myself singing it when I am feeling particularly like I need the Lord to come nearer. Or, rather…that I need to move closer to Him.

It seems like the more I learn about Him, the more I want to know. The more I talk to Him, the more I want to listen to what He has to say. The more I read His words to me, the more I want to change the way I live.

His love for me is so great. It is unending, reaching beyond all boundaries. To think that He loved ME enough to give everything He had…it amazes me every day.

He is the only One who knows me inside and out. He knows how I am feeling; He understands every fear. He comes softly with peace when I am troubled; He comes swiftly with deliverance when I pray.

I can’t even imagine living my life without Him. Every day is a journey, another step closer to Home. Even as I push Him off in those days of busy-ness, there is an ache in my heart that reminds me He is waiting. Just there…can’t you see Him?


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