"Don't be alarmed," he said. "You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him." (Mark 16:6 NIV)
“Where’s Daddy?” Every morning, when my daughter wakes up, she asks for her Daddy. I watch her walk from room to room searching for him. As her sleepy eyes fully wake up and she sees her Daddy, she becomes more settled. In her three year old mind, all is right in her world and she can start her day. I love the relationship she has with her Dad, and that she is determined to connect with him.
Just like my daughter searches for her earthly Father, God desires for us to look for Him, our Heavenly Father. After Jesus’ death, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome were looking for Jesus’ body and they were disappointed when he wasn’t there. But praise God that Christ rose for you and I!
As we celebrate Resurrection Sunday this weekend, I invite you to look for the Father with a fresh set of eyes and renewed focus.
- Look for the Father in both quiet time and the busyness of life.
- Look for the Father in a still small voice and a loud one.
- Look for the Father in the beauty of nature and through the questions of a child.
- Look for the Father in the church pew and the grocery store.
When we look for God, our Heavenly Father, He openly welcomes us to come to Him with a childlike trust and grow in relationship with Him.
Happy Resurrection Sunday to you!
Action Question: How will you look for the Father in new and refreshing ways in your life? Let me know in the comments.