Ask, Seek, Knock
7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8 NASB
As a way to get outside the madness of the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve taken the time to illustrate the never-ending grace and love of our Lord of Saviour, Jesus Christ. Since the beginning of my Christian walk, I’ve joyfully discovered that regardless how it may seem or appear, everything that occurs anywhere, and at any time, was set in place the very day “God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.” (Genesis 1:3).
Don’t get me wrong, I know that life on this small blue and green dot in the universe often feels like we’re wandering about in a maze, blindfolded, searching for our way out. Indeed, the Bible doesn’t hide the fact that throughout our journeys, we’ll each face a myriad of difficult junctions, hopeless dead-ends, downward spirals, backtracks and firesome enemies to defeat. Sounds pretty dim, almost hopeless doesn’t it? The good news is that we have in our service a specialist cartographer who’s painstakingly mapped the right path for us to take in order to reach the exit.
Despite this gift, many contestants prefer to take foolish risks, they follow the cunning deceptions of swindlers and tricksters. There are others who enter the maze with joy and eagerness, but get dejected when they encounter obstacles along the way. I’ve also witnessed some who, despite sound advice, prefer to close their eyes and just hope-for-the-best, many of whom remain lost forever.
I confess, If you have a wander through my Maze of Miracles & Madness, you’ll discover that although I’ve always known that by God’s grace “I am saved” and that “I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Ephesians 2:8; Psalms 139:14), I’ve made my share of deliberate and foolish choices along the way.
If you’ve found yourself here by accident, I understand. There are many paths I’ve pursued without due diligence, and then happened upon an unexpected lesson or opportunity. As you read through the Bible you’ll quickly discover that God doesn’t operate under the margins we often assign or the outcomes we expect from Him. He’s much, much bigger than that. God is love.
You won’t meet many people who can honestly say that they’re happy they nearly died in a terrible motor vehicle accident, that their resultant physical suffering, cognitive deficiencies and psychological trauma was and is worth it.
Okay, I don’t want to hold you up at the entrance any longer. Thanks again for stopping by (even by accident). If you have any personal stories you’d like to share, or any inspired, thought-provoking, encouraging or tricky topics for me to investigate, don’t hesitate to contact me.