• David Simmons

Daily Devotion 5.28.20

May 28, 2020

“Searching?”

“There they crucified him, and with him two others – one on each side and Jesus in the middle.” John 19:18

I know Easter was over a month ago, but I have to tell you this story. As a child we would always go to my grandmother’s home for Easter lunch after church. After lunch the children would stay inside while the adults went outside to hide the 8 dozen eggs for the Easter Egg hunt. After what seemed like an eternity to a bunch of children, someone would announce that it was time for the hunt. We would pour out of the house with our baskets and the older children were warned not to find the easy eggs but leave them for the younger children.

We would hunt for a while and finally it was time for the count. We would bring all the eggs together and count to see if we had found them all. Almost every year after the count we were short 1 or 2 eggs. We would head back out trying to find that elusive egg. Sometimes after a while we would all give up. It wasn’t until a few days later that my grandfather would announce that he found the egg while cutting grass.

Hunting Easter Eggs got me to thinking about people who say “They found Jesus.” Truth be told I didn’t ever know He was lost. So often we think that we just stumbled up on Jesus and that now we can have forgiveness of sins. Yet the truth is that it was Jesus who came hunting for us. He never backed away from His purpose in being here. Matter of fact the Bible says that when He was crucified they put Him in the middle of two others. You couldn’t miss Him. The so called righteous religions people wanted to make sure their trophy was displayed so everyone could know He was a phony. Yet what they did completed the Word of God, “And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” (John 12:32)

Jesus is the one searching for me and you. You will not stumble on Jesus, He will show Himself to you. We must be careful not to avoid Jesus, but to accept Him and the salvation He offers to you and me. So instead of trying to find Jesus, why not just allow Him to come into your heart and live and reign. It will be the best discovery you have every not had to make.

Dear Jesus, thank you for searching us out. Thank you for displaying your life for the sin of the world. Thank you for calling me to repentance. Thank you for saving me when I called on you. Jesus help those who are searching to see you right in front of them and help them not to turn away. In Your Wonderful name we pray, Amen.

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