Now that my kids have grown into adult bodies, I can’t find my socks because I keep seeing them on my kids feet :). This makes me smile for lots of reasons: their socks don’t match, my men randomly wear flower socks & socks sizes are irrelevant.
So our feet are important because they help us walk, they’re the base on which we stand, we use them for beat tapping, kicking, hacky sack, ballet, skiing & loads more!
Let’s invite God to guide our feet, our steps & direction!
And a helpful prayer:
Ps 40:2, “You brought me up out of the pit of destruction & miry clay; You set my feet upon a rock, making my footsteps firm.”
In the summertime, matching socks is not a big problem because we mostly wear flip flops. However, Fall & Winter can prove to be an entirely different issue & particularly with 5 people. I’m grateful for the wonderful trend with my kids who think it’s hip to wear clashing socks – a big relief!
Finding God can seem like trying to match socks – looking for various sizes & shapes to match different challenges & needs in our lives. But the truth is that God is always looking for us, like in the Garden of Eden when He called out to Adam, “Where are you?” Of course God knew where Adam was, even though he tried to hide. God overwhelmingly matches every need in our lives, but most of all our need to be close & intimate with our Creator. Augustine said it best, “Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.”
Ever lose a sock in the laundry? Ever get frustrated trying match up socks that seem mateless? Recently, I decided to undertake a large project to find the mates to missing socks for my family. After years of neglecting this project. I found 58 socks who didn’t have a match.
I’ve decided that for several weeks I will endeavor to find these hidden mates but there will come a time when I’ll give up & quit.
In a similar way, endeavoring to find among humans or human efforts the match or mate to my spirit is like trying to find that elusive & missing sock. Truth be known, Augustine had it right:
“Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.”
Let your restless heart find its rest in God, the hope, joy & solution to all our wandering, search & desires.