Ps. 27:8 – You have said, “Seek my face.” My heart says to you, “Your face, LORD, do I seek.”
Meet Moose. Moose is my cat. Karen’s cat’s name is Iggy. They are both sweet, funny, weird, fascinating, and very loving – and sometimes get in trouble, but we still love them. I picked Moose out of the litter because he was the only one of the bunch that was looking up at me. I also chose him because when I picked him up out of the cage, he immediately curled up in my arms. Now how can you beat that? Both Moose and Iggy greet us at the door when we come home. We are glad to see each other.
Moose does the sweetest thing. He wants to be close to me. He wants me to love on him, so when I walk by the dining room table, he’ll get up in the chair, put his paws on the top of it, meow, and look up at me, as if to say “come love on me.” He wants me to notice him and he wants to look up to my face.
And that is the point of this writing. When we have a relationship with someone, we look them in the face. We don’t talk to their toes or their fingers or their ears. We look at their face, and they look at ours. We see the expression of who they are and what they are feeling by looking at their face. When we don’t look, we miss a lot of context clues and expression. (Guys, we can do better at this.)
King David wanted a closer relationship with God. He just finished saying in verse one – “The Lord is my light, and my salvation. Whom then shall I fear. The Lord is the strength of my life. Of whom then shall I be afraid?” His confidence, his hope, his security could only be found in a relationship with God. It could only be found by seeking God’s face.
So too with us. I want to challenge us all to look at God’s face. To look in His eyes and see His love. To see His expressions of tenderness, to see the depths of His love, compassion, and forgiveness. We can look up at any time and say “Papa. Can we spend some time together? Come here. Let me look at you.” And He is saying the same thing. This is not a religious obligation or checklist. It is an opportunity to grow in His love. It’s time to seek His face. Spend some “face time” with Him today. You, and He, will be glad you did.
Until next time,