29 February 2012

What Are You Seeking?

Original painting by Gari Hatch used with permision of the painter.

Wandering in the fields; the man asked him, 
"What are you seeking?" 
-Gen 37:15

What are you seeking? Good question. For what you are seeking is what you will find. Joseph was seeking his brothers. He found them and they threw him in a pit.

Later in this story Joseph finds his brothers under very different circumstances. To paraphrase a Dylan lyric, "They were lonely and it was his world."

The key seeker in the Joseph story is the LORD who provides protection for Joseph and his backstabbing brothers. The LORD has the same desire and intention for OUR protection.The hound of heaven seeks us and finds us. That is the good news for today.

"The Hound of Heaven" is a 182-line poem written by English poet Francis Thompson. Here Richard Burton reads this poem.

Here's hoping the Hound of Heaven finds you today,
Jon B.