Seek, and then keep seeking

An empty row of seating in a church. A sign hangs from a barrier blocking access to the row. The sign reads, "'When you seek me, you will find me.' Just not in this pew."
“When you seek me, you will find me, when you will seek me with all your heart.” –Jeremiah 29:13

I attended a concert on Friday night. Due to COVID restrictions, the venue needed to bar access to every other row of seating. They did so with humour.

The sign above made me laugh, and think.

We often seek some wonderful new event or item for our lives, and we expect it to appear immediately and directly in our path. POOF!

Not so fast. Maybe we can find what we seek, but not right away and not in the first place we look.

Seek, and then keep seeking, with the whole heart.

Ioan Harea on violin and Judy Ginsburg on piano
Ioan Harea on violin and Judy Ginsburg on piano. Lovely.

10 thoughts on “Seek, and then keep seeking

  1. kyoungtravels

    Hi Arlene I love the humour in many Covid-related signs. The one you featured is great! And so is your message. Thanks for your thought-provoking posts. Kathryn

    This was posted in the Osoyoos library: [image: image.png]

    1. Arlene Somerton Smith Post author

      Thanks! Unfortunately, your picture didn’t get through. You can send it to me by email. I am so happy that you guys are safe out there. What a time you are having. Every day we watch the news with fingers crossed and lots of prayers.

  2. marianbeaman

    You often ask interesting questions, Arlene. They make me think, “Now why didn’t I ask that?” Our church used blue tape to close off every other row too. Now they’ve removed it, I hope for good. Thank you for mixing the serious and the humorous today! 😀

    1. Arlene Somerton Smith Post author

      Here in Ontario we are slower than some areas when it comes to lifting restrictions. Still lots of restricted access and definitely masks required everywhere. Our numbers are . . . ah who knows? Someday we will look back on this.


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