This child had a simple question. Have you seen God? How can I find Him?
First, the child went to the expert he knew best – his hard-working dad. But the child’s dad had too much on his mind, and was just too busy to look for God.
So he kept looking. He ran into a preacher. What a stroke of luck! Surely the preacher’s job was to find God! But when the child asked him, this expert told the child he was not smart enough to find God. Curiously, the disciples shooed away the children who came to see Jesus on the Mount too, as he was sharing with everyone who came there to see Him – how to find God.
Lastly, the boy stumbled on an old man gazing at the majesty all around him. He was neither a wise preacher nor a hard-working man. How could he possibly know how to find God? How could someone who simply adored Creation have worked hard enough or been intelligent enough to find God? Yet he smiled and exclaimed, “Son, when I look around, I thinks I sees nothin’ else.”
This classic tune by a famous Christian artist suggests that seeking God doesn’t require poring over books or learning a trade (even if those do seem to be the best way). Sometimes simply sitting still and letting God come to you is often enough to seek the kingdom of heaven.
When I looked around – back in Zion, Utah – it didn’t take me very long to find God. And when I see the glitter on the lake here in Hot Springs National Park, it doesn’t take me very long either. Sometimes it’s the mountains. Sometimes it’s a kind act by young men helping out an old man who just moved from Arkansas to Utah and back.
This tune suggests that God is only as hard to find as you make Him
“The Question“ © 1976 by Kevin Gould. On True Stories [LP]. Waco, TX: Myrrh Records. Used by permission.