Yesterday the exterminator came for his quarterly visit and asked if we had any problems. I took him to a place in the church hallway and moved some ceiling tiles. I showed him where I had used two cans of bee spray to get rid of a huge yellow jacket nest in the fall. He said, “Wow, that’s a big one. How did you find it?” I told him the bees had been getting trapped in the light fixtures and dying and I knew there was a nest somewhere. So I looked for it and finally found it. How did I find it? I looked for it.
Sometimes we find what we are looking for. Other times we overlook what is right before our eyes. I have no doubt that each and every person who denies the existence of God or does not put their faith in Jesus, upon facing God at the judgement, will have flashbacks to when he or she had at least one opportunity to seek out God but overlooked Him when He was right there.
Seek the Lord while He may be found;
call to Him while He is near.
Let the wicked one abandon his way
and the sinful one his thoughts;
let him return to the Lord,
so He may have compassion on him,
and to our God, for He will freely forgive.
~ Isaiah 55:6-7