Looking for LOVE?
And as I wrote earlier, looking for a king. It's inside us. No matter the age. No matter the gender. No matter the color or how tall or how short or how big or how tough or how tender. From little girls to older ones. We long to be loved. We long for a prince. We long for a king.
We long for a kingdom. For real-live dress-ups. And for real live forever happily-ever-afters!
We're made for that, you know. It's engraved inside our souls. We don't have to be taught it. We don't have to be told. There's something inside that truly just knows!
We spend our lives seeking. Looking. Longing. Desiring. Knowing. And feeling lost or hopeless and empty when not finding it.
It's as Ecclesiates 3:11 has told us. It's eternity set in our hearts!
What makes us know that life's not fair? That it's not right? That it's not all as it should be?
What makes us know that death and dying isn't supposed to be? That sickness robs us? That evil is wrong? That we're not made for sadness, but instead, we're made to sing, we're made for a song? What makes us, no matter where we are, long for "home"?
Back to the verse. "God has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end."
He has set, He has given, He has put, He has made, He has entrusted......... eternity, for ever and ever, everlasting, continuous existence, unending future............. in our hearts, in our minds, in our understanding, in our conscience, in our memory, in our souls, in our knowing, in our innermost parts.
""For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart. I will be found by you," declares the Lord...." (Jer 29:11-14a).
What makes us look?
Maybe it should rather read this way: WHO makes us look?
Wow! He thought of everything! What a Savior we serve!
For as much as we long to find, He... longs even more to be found!