They call me The Seeker
I've been searching low and high
I won't get what I'm after
Till the day I die.
~The Who
     Wouldn't it be great if Christian's had the reputation of being "Truth Seekers"?  Contrarily, many see Christians as being narrow minded; as people who lazily settle for "religion" to answer all their deepest questions instead of taking the time to go out there and seek the answer.  But we don't serve God because we are lazy or because it's the easy way out, but because He's the only way out.  Even so,  accepting Jesus as our Lord doesn't mean that our job is done.  It was the disciples Jesus told  "Seek and you will find," the disciples who believed that Jesus was God and  left their lives behind to follow the wise carpenter.  He told this to the multitudes as well as the disciples in the Sermon on the Mount. intending for everyone to hear this messege "Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find."
        Sometimes we get in the mindset that because we're "saved" we don't need to seek any more.  But it isn't that we have found all the answers (see
So Much Left to Know), but rather, we've found the source for all the answers.  God lends us His son Jesus as a library of Truth available to us upon our "knocking, seeking and asking." 
        There are crucial times during our life as believers for seeking God's Truth.   We serve an invisible God in a lying world at war, and don't think that He has forgotten that. There are times ahead or present when we'll be (as Paul illustrates in 2Corinthians) pressed on every side, perplexed, persecuted, and struck down. 
       Right now I am in the perplexed state.  I look around at the world nation, the condition of inner-city Detroit, and the place where my life is presently,  and I cannot make sense any of it.  I am perplexed but not in dispair, because I know there is an answer to these earthly matters that surpasses anything I could ever dream up or find in the University Graduate Library.  Jesus knows that I still suffer in my perplexity and that it has brought me to tears.  But all I can do is seek the answer from the source where I know I'll get a trustworthy answer.
       I urge you, Christians, to be Truth Seekers, not because we need to improve our "Christian Reputation" in the world's eyes.   But because we're served lies for breakfast, lunch, dinner living in this world, ESPECIALLY because we've been exposed to the Truth (we are targets for satan to desperately to try and dissuade us), and seeking the Truth amongst the lies is the only way we'll survive.
       I'll search when I'm on a low and when I'm on a high (a natural circumstance one that is), and as I seek I will know that the day my flesh gives out and I die, will be the day when I  "get what I'm after;"  the day I recieve the Truth I've sought after my entire life on this desperate earth.  
March 1, 2001
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