23 January 2022
Available on eternal call
‘You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.’ Jeremiah 29: 13
Each of us knows special times when Christ’s availability becomes very real. In the midst of our purpose-filled lives, what an assurance it is that he is there, continually directing our paths. Yet a shift of the eye away from him brings uncertainty, discouragement and insecurity. Just as the blind spot in the human retina is close to the area of most acute vision, so we need to fix our eyes on Jesus, keeping spiritual eye contact with him, if our vision is to stay clear. Only in this way will we not grow weary and lose heart. (Hebrews 12: 2–3)
If our image of Christ is becoming hazy, let us first remember his promise that when we truly seek him we shall surely find him. Jeremiah tells us how God plans for each of us a future and a hope and how we will find him when we seek him with all our heart. (Jeremiah 29: 11–13) Jesus himself said, ‘Seek and you will find.’ (Matthew 7: 7) As we daily remain focussed on Christ, seeking him through prayer, his word and fellowship in the Spirit, we recognise that he is always on call for us and ready to receive our thanks. Do remember to praise him!
We all know how reassuring it is to have a senior colleague’s wisdom available to us in a tough clinical situation. So Christ is always on call to support us. As we remain in his service, he is our security and stability for the future, come what may. (Matthew 28: 20)
Prayer: Thank you, Lord Jesus, that you are never off-duty. At any time we can look up to you, restoring our proper focus and finding that our problems are smaller than they seem, because you are always there to help us with them. Amen.
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