The Seeking of God
The ancient Greek myth of Narcissus has long been a healthy lesson to the self-absorbed. (Isn't self-interest the nature of the entire human race?) This son of a god so positioned himself for his pleasure alone, that it killed him. His devotion of life was to choose fixation upon self.
(Note to self: REMEMBER there was a real Son of God who so positioned Himself that He chose fixation upon others.)
Is not life the jockeying for position, the vying for favor or the striving to gain joy for ourselves?
Is it only a few who have ever denied themselves the place of self-betterment and chose self-abasement?
Is there a meek man who has chosen a reclusive spiritual positioning or a humble man who sits for spiritual growth?
Are there any who are the pure in heart or the peacemakers who seek first the Kingdom of God?
God positions each of us such that we will reach out to Him and maybe find HIm. This we often call suffering.
From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. (Acts 17:26-27)
The Lord and Adam were companions in Eden. He has always wanted our company; nothing has changed. God leaves no stone unturned that we may forever walk in Heaven with Him. And as with Adam He is still not too far way.
Surely it is far wiser to so place ourselves that we stretch up to our close God before He so places us that we have to?
Today's Soul Snippet:
"The Man of Sorrow died for the men of sorrow." ~ Michael Cartwright
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