I can remember being a small child going to the Easter egg hunt, and it was always an exciting time leading up to the start of the hunt. We kids were all so excited to go out and find our share of eggs from where ever the caring people involved had carefully placed them. We can all think back now to that time, and think of the one thing that we all had in common. There was not child in the hunt who did not believe that there were indeed eggs that were hid to be found. You may remember the smaller kids being anxious, and hearing a few of them second guessing themselves as to whether or not they would be able to find any of the eggs that had been hidden. The larger kids would be all eager, and barely able to sit still as they wanted the hunt to get started sooner than later so that they could see who would find the most eggs. There is one reason that let’s us know that all of the children, smaller or larger, truly believed that there were indeed eggs that were actually hidden to be found: I can’t ever remember hearing any child ask before the hunt began, if the people had really hid any eggs for us to find. None of the kids were thinking as their parents were bringing them to the Church or to the hunt site, that it was a chance at all that they would be looking to find eggs that were not there to be found. The one other thing that I remember just as well is that every child, including the ones that second guess their ability to find any hidden eggs, did not leave the hunt without finding an egg. There may have been one or two smaller kids having trouble getting to the hidden eggs, and just as they would be closing in on a spot with an egg, a larger kid would show up out of no where to grab the egg. Although this may happen a couple of times or so to the smaller kids, there would be a caring eye keeping a watch on how the smaller kids were doing. It was good and necessary to allow the smaller kids to have a few tries at it on their own just to be a part of the search in the same way as all the others kids, and also to learn that you keep at it until you reach the goal. Now at some point before any sadness could come to ruin the day, a caring and watchful eye would make sure that the smaller kids without an egg could get close enough to find the egg that they hoped for before the big kid could grab it. The great thing about the kids is that none of them ever said that there were no eggs in the hunt to be found. Father Is The Destination On The Other Side.
So what do you think when you go out into the hunt to bring to pass the things that you hope for? Do you ever think or believe that the thing hoped for is not there for you to receive. And even yet, a better question, before you go out in the hunt to bring it to pass, do you ever think or believe that your hunting is in vain? We can learn a big lesson from the kids that go out in the egg hunt. They may have a little challenge to get to the egg, but they never start the hunt in doubt of the egg being there to be found. If we start our search or process to find that which we hope for with doubt, we might as well not start the hunt process for that we hope for. The little kids have a watchful, and caring eye on them to ensure that all things work together for the good for them, since they are called according to the hunt’s purpose. In order to be called according to the hunt’s purpose, the kids must believe that the hunt will produce what it has called them to do, hunt eggs. The watchful, and caring eye will be there to make sure that if they stumble along the way, the thing causing the stumble will be dealt with. It is not the thing causing the stumble that is the little kids fight, for their fight or yoke is light: they must only come knowing that there is indeed eggs to be found, that’s it. When we go out to bring to pass the thing that we hoped for, the battle to get the thing that we hoped for is not our battle; however, the battle to get us to go to where the thing is by remaining in the hunt, now that is our battle. Many people go forth in the hunt in faith out of habit, and that will not get them what they hoped for because a habit is a learned behavior without staying power. Once we realize that it was our habit that opened the door, we at some point will pull over and stop if we have doubt in what we are doing. The little kids do not go forth in faith into the egg hunt out of habit, but they do go forth in faith into the egg hunt out of knowing without seeing that there are eggs hidden to be found. This is why they all leave with eggs because of the one that cares, and keeps a watchful eye out on them to make sure things work together for good. I ponder at times as to how many people really know without seeing that the thing hope for is hidden out there for you to find. Our battle is to dig through any doubt and disbelief in order to get to the other side where the thing hope for is to be found. Children really can serve God better because they are innocent, and foolish enough to know that what is said can be banked on. It is very hard to be that foolish has an adult after having been burned so many times by man. There is the key word: we have been burned many times by man, but not by God. Let’s go on the hunt one more time, and just be childlike: this means that you are ready to go for it in a foolish way knowing that your egg is there. If you have any battles getting beyond your own self to get your egg, and the big kids seem to get to the eggs first; just keep in the hunt. We do not quit the hunt for that we hope for: because we know that the watchful and caring eye will have all things work together for good, for those who are called to the hunt for the thing hope for. Father Is The Destination On The Other Side.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.