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Daily Bread ("Daddy, I Found You!")

"Daddy, I Found You!"

We love Him because He first loved us. —1 John 4:19

In his book Jesus Among Other Gods, Ravi Zacharias tells a story about a girl who became hopelessly lost in a dark and dense forest. She called and screamed, but to no avail. Her alarmed parents and a group of volunteers searched frantically for her. When darkness fell, they had to give up for the night.

Early the next morning the girl's father reentered the forest to search for her and spied her fast asleep on a rock. He called her name and ran toward her. Startled awake, she threw her arms out to him. As he picked her up and hugged her, she repeated over and over, "Daddy, I found you!"

Applying this story to Mary Magdalene's search for Jesus in John 20, Zacharias comments: "Mary discovered the most startling truth of all when she came looking for the body of Jesus. She did not realize that the person she had found was the One who was risen, and that He had come looking for her."

We who believe on Jesus sometimes speak of "finding" Him. But why did we seek Him in the first place? Because, like the shepherd who went out into the darkness to find one lost sheep, God seeks us. He is waiting for us to realize our lostness and reach out to Him. He will pick us up, embrace us, and give us His peace. —Herb Vander Lugt

For Further Study
What is the nature of God's love, and how can we embrace it? Read How Has God Loved Us?

When we find Christ, we discover that we were the ones who were lost.
shortlady...again...an awesome post!

"When we find Christ, we discover that we were the ones who were lost."

AMEN! Praise the Lord!
He seeks us...

GOd defintely seeks us evey minute... he tries to speak t us but we are sometimes too caught up that we do not hear him. let us train oursleves to be sensitive to his voice... so that we might never be far from him..

Airplanes of today usually come eqsuipped with a device known as a transponder. It is a device that, if the airplane crashes, automatically begins sending out a radio signal that rescuers can hone in on and locate the wreck.

I liken my life before I came to Christ to a plane crash. It was a disaster. But, unbeknownst to me, there was a spiritual "transponder" built into me when I was conceived in my mother's womb that began to send out signals when I pancaked into the mountain of self-centeredness and self-indulgence.

On April 29, 1983 I had my first power encounter with the Holy Spirit - an encounter that led to me asking Jesus to be my Lord and Savior about six weeks later. My Rescuer had come!

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