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Searching for Jesus in a Crowd

If you keep looking, you’ll find Him. He’s there.

Looking for Jesus.

When I answered the phone, a sweet little voice said, “Grandmama, can I ask you a question?”

“Well, of course, you can,” I replied. “You can always ask me anything.”

Anna, our seven-year-old granddaughter, had called to see if we would take her to the Saturday night performance of the Easter drama at our church. It’s a big event with extensive and intricate sets, colorful costuming and a huge cast.

We’d already planned to be there for the Sunday morning drama, but as any grandparent knows, when your grandbaby calls to ask for something—especially to go to church—you drop everything and make it happen.

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Anna was waiting at the door when we got there to pick her up. She chattered the whole way to church. Once there, she was fascinated with all the actors in their costumes—huge Roman soldiers, Pilate, the disciples and many others.

Since 900+ people had made reservations that evening, we’d arrived early to make sure we got our seats. As she watched the drama participants milling through the auditorium before the program started, she kept repeating, “Grandmama, where’s Jesus?” And then a little later, “But Grandmama, where’s Jesus? I don’t see him anywhere.”

When her little cousin, Ava, arrived and came to sit with us, she also asked, “Grandmama, where’s Jesus?” Both of their heads turned from side to side as they searched.

For a moment, I had to fight back tears. The thought on my heart was, “Oh, sweet baby girls, I hope you’ll spend the rest of your lives searching for Jesus!”

Maybe some of you are searching for Jesus today, looking for hope and love. As I told my sweet granddaughters, “He’s here. Just keep looking for Him and you’ll find Him.”

Moments later, I said, “Look girls. There He is!” I love how their faces lit up when they saw that the man who played the role of Jesus in the drama was walking over to speak to us.

Here’s what God says about searching:

You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29:13)

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. (Matthew 6:33)

I love them that love Me; and those that seek Me early shall find Me. (Proverbs 8:17)

Are you searching today? Just do what my little granddaughters did: Look for Him—and you’ll find Him! 

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