“LOOK” – The Word for Thursday, February 19, 2015

MAYBE I learned something from yesterday’s post.

“LOOK” appears in the New Living Translation Bible 421 times.

“Simon (Peter) and his companions went to “LOOK” (my emphasis) for him (Jesus), ….”  Mark 1:36, NIV

The next verse indicates they found him.

How about you?

Are you “LOOK(ING)” for Jesus?

He is around to be found.  There is never a time when he’s not.

He told his disciples, “… surely, I am with you always, ….”  Matthew 28:20, NIV

But, that fact might cause one to “(OVER)LOOK” him – to be so accustomed to his presence as to forget about it, or him. Which wouldn’t be a good thing.

It’s also possible to “(UNDER)LOOK” Jesus.  That word is in the Terry Kelly Dictionary, First (and Last) Edition.

The definition?  “To merely go through the motions of searching for something, while at the same time saying, ‘Well, maybe it’s here, but it certainly isn’t biting me, nor even jumping out at me.”  Don’t be like THIS Rob Lowe/Terry Kelly (which, by the way, is the first time those two names have ever been used in ANY proximity to each other, Rob not having the good fortune to in any way bear resemblance to me).

Vigilantly, determinedly, deliberately, intentionally, continually.  Those are just a few words that describe how we are to “LOOK” for Jesus.

And, places other than “with you always” that you can find him?

In the Bible (one Bible teacher has even said you can find Jesus on every page of the OLD Testament!).  In God’s magnificent creation (see John 1:1-3).  In other people.

And, will other people find Jesus, when they “LOOK” at you, and at me.

May it be so.

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