The Big One
But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul.
When I was three years old, I went on an Easter egg hunt. Being so young, my mom let me watch the organizers hide the eggs. Before long, I'd spotted the man with the Big One—a jumbo sized, cream-filled chocolate egg wrapped in golden foil.
The moment I heard ,"Go!" I raced to the shallow hole where I'd seen him hide the egg. But my hand found nothing. I tried my other hand. Still nothing. I started digging and pulling grass. Then a loud scream broke my concentration. My prized egg had been moved to the oak tree and discovered by Lesely Waters. What had begun as a calculated victory ended in bitter defeat. Yet, I did learn a valuable lesson: What promises to bring happiness and fulfillment often leaves us empty.
Do you find yourself searching for the Big One? If the Big One is Christ, you're on the right path and need to look no further. If it's anything other than Jesus, you'll not be satisfied until you find Him.
"There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning."
- Louis L'Amour (1908-1988)
Taken from The Life Recovery Devotional: Thirty Meditations from Scripture for Each Step in Recovery by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Copyright © 1991 by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.