Where's Jee-sus by Steve Zimmerman

“I promise you that you cannot get into God's kingdom, unless you accept it the way a child does. Then Jesus took the children in his arms and blessed them by placing his hands on them.”

                                                                                    Mark 10:15-16 (NLT)

 

“Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.”

                                                                                    Psalm 139:7-12 (NIV)

 

            A few years ago, my sister acknowledged my faith at Christmas by giving me a Jesus action figure.  It has wheels on the bottom, and arms that can raise over it’s head. It was a little cheesy, but the fact is she gave it to me because I was Christian and not because it was a cool toy. So, I kept it around.  

            Fast forward several years, (not going to say how many because I don’t want to give away my age) and my granddaughter finds the action figure.  She is two, and she says, “That’s Jee-sus!” Then every visit after that she would ask, “Where’s 

Jee-sus?”  Her name is Coral, and she comes to my house with the full expectation that she will find Jesus, even if its only in toy form. Mark 10:15-16 tells us we need to adopt the faith of a child to enter into Heaven.  Are we saying tentative prayers, lobbing them into the sky hoping that a: there is a God up there and b: if He is there, He will hear us and do something about it? Do you catch yourself asking, “Where’s Jesus?” Coral doesn’t need signs, wonders, or an audible voice.  She just believes.  She exhibits faith.

Every time she comes to my house, I hear her question and I have found the answer.It’s in Psalm 139:7-12.He is everywhere.You can run but you can’t hide.You may be running from Him, but you can’t run far enough.You can hide from Him, but He has already found you.The best part is He is already there.He is waiting for you.All you have to do is open your eyes to look for Him, and open your mouth to talk to Him.That is what He is waiting for, and He is ready to meet you wherever you are.Best yet, if you open your heart and let Him in you will always know where He is.Take that last step and you will never again have to ask, “Where’s Jee-sus?”