A story is told that a man went to heaven and asked permission to return to earth to get something that was very valuable to him. The angel gave him permission to do so. The man returned to heaven’s gates with a wheelbarrow full of gold. The angel said to him, “Why ever did you want to bring a load of street pavement?”
That story illustrates the fact that the value of an item is based on its rarity. If diamonds were as abundant as street gravel, they would be of little value although they would still be beautiful. As a practical matter, when one chooses his career, he needs to consider the need for people in that career. If there are too many people in a particular career, the salary might not be sufficient to meet one’s budget.
With this consideration in mind, one might consider why God seems to hide himself. God is everywhere, but He is not commonplace! God is a loving Father, but He is not a sugar daddy! God is as near as one’s heartbeat, but He cannot be found if one does not seek diligently for Him. God wants to do good for us, but He will do so only if we trust Him even when it looks like He does not care. God wants to reveal Himself to us, but He will only do so as we hunger and thirst for Him.
In recent years I have noticed that parents do a poor job of hiding Easter eggs. I look out the door and see them placed all over the yard. The child just runs to them. There are a few that are hidden well enough to be a challenge. In my opinion the ones that challenge are more fun. Sometimes I can help by giving hints like “if it were a snake, it would bite you,” “a little more to the left,” or “you have to look higher.” I do that because I really do want the child to be a winner. But he really doesn’t know what “winning” is unless he is challenged.
God wants us to win. In a day or so, I will post some steps God’s word tells us to take in order to “find” go.
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