I have to find Jesus. Sometimes I feel like he is hiding. I know he isn’t. But it seems like he is.

One of my favorite apps is the You Version Bible App. I use it almost daily. I like that I can choose different devotional plans. The guided devotionals help me stay focused. Recently, I was following one called The Hope of Christmas by Rick Warren. The focus verse of Day 5 is John 4:10.

Jesus answered her, If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”

The devotional for the day reminded me that Jesus is all around…I have to look for him.

I can miss him if I am not looking for him.

Rick Warren writes,

“Our lives are so full that we’re not even aware when Jesus shows up around us. God shows up in our lives all the time,

providing opportunities we never thought we’d get, in the midst of problems we didn’t know we were going to have. But often, we just don’t see him.”

He is here.


All around.

I have to look for him. In the middle of my life.

On the edge of my life.

In front and behind.

When I’m walking the dog or doing dishes. Grocery shopping, working or folding laundry.

He is here.

In all the unexpected places.

Have you found him in an unexpected place?

Read Rick Warren’s full devotional here.


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