I’m a fan of most games that we play as kids, but I hate hide and go seek! Why? I hate hiding. I hate sitting there in a kitchen cabinet, closet, or under a bed. I get scared, it’s dark, but mostly because I usually have to pee. There’s also that underlying fear that you’ll never be found. As much as I hated it, always knew I was in a good spot. I could sit there and know, I’m not where you think I am.
Instead of hiding, I want to be the finder. I want to be the one who looks for the other person. I want to be the seeker. The seeker has a certain control over the whole game. It’s as if everyone is at his beck and call. When he decides to seek, only then will you be found. The seeker is in charge.
Recently, I was studying Luke 6 in the New Testament. I noticed in verse 19 something great! Here’s the scripture in 3 different translations. Read all 3 and see if you can pick up on a certain characteristic of the verse.
AMP: vs. 19 And all the multitude were seeking to touch Him, for healing power was all the while going forth from Him and curing them all [[a]saving them from severe illnesses or calamities]
NLT: vs. 19 Everyone tried to touch him, because healing power went out from him, and he healed everyone.
NKJV: vs. 19 And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him and healed them all.
They were seeking to touch Him, tried to touch Him, and sought to touch Him (emphasis mine). They were attempting to touch because healing power was coming out from Him. It never says, everyone touched Him! They never made contact with Him. Yet the Scripture says He healed them all! What? That doesn’t make sense. No one touched Him, yet everyone was healed. So they never made contact, but they received what they needed, a healing.
Do you need something from God? An answered prayer? A healing?
Look at hide and seek. Are you hiding or are you seeking? Stop hiding, even though you might be good at it. Start being the seeker. Get in charge of the situation and seek God. God isn’t always asking you to touch Him or even find Him, all He needs is for you to have the want to. The want to seek Him. You may never need to touch Him, but SEEK and try and you will find!