20 And Isaiah is very bold and says, “I was found by those who did not seek Me, I became manifest to those who did not ask for Me.” 21 But as for Israel He says, “All the day long I have stretched out My hands to a disobedient and obstinate people” (Romans 10).
Yet another Our Part/God’s Part kind of thing: we find God, but only because He lets us be found. We’re thrown back to the third chapter in this letter: ““10 There is none righteous, not even one; 11 There is none who understands, there is none who seeks for God; 12 all have turned aside, together they have become useless; there is none who does good, there is not even one.” The truth is, because of our sin and unrighteousness, we would never “turn aside” and find Him, unless He first plainly showed Himself to us.
It’s a spiritual game of Hide and Seek, where the Seeker (man) is really the Hider. God is not hiding at all, rather He stands out in the open with outstretched arms. The problem is, man is so blind he cannot see God and unless He first opens his eyes. The Hiding Seeker must be called out into the open and shown his need for a Savior.
Lord, thank You for letting us find You by bringing us out of hiding. Help us This Day to seek more and more of You, as well as to be instruments of Your finding others around us. Amen.