Soul Snack 8/177 ... Treasure Hunting
Adventure was in her eyes as desire was in her heart. With a surprisng deftness these tiny hands rummaged diligently through the barrel.
Large department stores can be a real joy to young souls. An unusual singleness of action kept her activity focused. Her attention was neither drawn nor captivated by the surrounding brightness and sensory manipulation. Her goal was quite clear and her mind undistracted.
With little care any obstacle that hindered her pursuit was quickly discarded. In the recesses of this deep barrel (to her) she was utterly convinced that the object of her longing was to be found. She just simply continued to remove all the impeding dross.
Pink fingers darted back and forth accompanied by squeals of delight. This treasure hunt would soon be over. Great rejoicing would soon be at hand.
Much larger hands rummage through the litter around your life. Hands of supernatural skill remove the obstacles from around you. His kind, very focused heart and hands will never be distracted from you.
You may well be at the bottom of the barrel, you may be submerged under a sea of indulgence, covered in the unwanted clutter of captivity - yet this search for you will never be lost.
He knows you are 'under there'. He knows His source of joy is available, still to be released into His hands. He keeps relentlessly searching for you, removing all your entrapments because He knows in finding and freeing you He too finds untold joy.(see also Lk 15:8)
"... the LORD your God is with you,
he is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
he will quiet you with his love,
he will rejoice over you with singing." (Zeph 3:17)