The people long to see God today in the passage. Where had God gone? Had He disappeared? Had He left them? No, the Bible is clear, God does not leave His people. So, then, where was He?
He was still there. They just weren't looking. Or, maybe they were looking, but they were also districted. They wanted to see God, but the were distracted by the stuff of life. The same happens to us. We want to see God. We want to know God. We want to know God and His grace and mercy.
But, we get so easily distracted by the stuff of this world. Today, do let all that you go through distract you from God's presence. He is there. Look for Him. You'll see Him. Keep you eyes, and your heart open. You'll see Him.
New Testament Lesson
Paul reminds us today to not think too much of what other folks think. Don't worry about that. Worry about what God thinks. If we spend our time consumed with worries about what other folks think, we'll miss caring about what the only that actually matters thinks: God. May we spend our time trying to please God.
Jesus reminds us that it all starts with the heart. If our hearts are focused on God, everything else will follow. If we are focused on having God fill us and change us from in the inside out, everything else will follow. Today, may Jesus be Lord of lives. Starting first with our hearts.