Sunday, January 18, 2015

What Are You Looking For?

Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them,“What are you looking for?” – John 1:38

What are you looking for?
This question reminds me of St. Augustine’s quote – “You have made us for yourself, Lord and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.”
We are constantly looking. We are searching and searching and for most of our lives, I don’t think we know what we are searching for. Or for whom. We just know there is this restlessness within us. This hole in our hearts that we need to fill.
And then one day, in one moment, we find Him. We find the One who has been with us all along. And our search is over. Our restlessness is over.
For the moment.
But it starts again. The search starts again because we are human and because we think we will find peace in this thing or happiness in that path and we forget to put God first.
We forget that we don’t have to go anywhere to find the answer to that question. We don’t have to go anywhere because Jesus is already with us.
And Jesus is the answer.
So … what are you looking for?

Lord, thank you for always being with us. Help us to see you in our everyday life. Help us to trust in your constant presence. Amen.


Barb Schoeneberger said...

I think the greatest blessing in our lives is to have a deep relationship with Jesus - to keep Him constantly before our eyes and to long for nothing but Him. As I reflect on my life I see how momentary all other pleasures were but He is enduring.

Colleen said...

Barb, amen.