But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. Deuteronomy 4:29  

The stone beside me marked the resting place of somebody’s BELOVED WIFE who died in 1803 OF A FEVER. Beneath her name was a line of script, almost indistinguishable. I looked closer, wondering which biblical phrase her grieving children might have chosen. But it was not a quotation: it was a statement: EVER SHE SOUGHT THE BEST, EVER FOUND IT.

Eight words. I stood there with my fingers on the cool stone, feeling the present
fade and the past stir behind the illusion we call time. A century ago this woman had been living through a hideous war.  Perhaps it took her husband from her, perhaps her sons. When it ended her country was beaten, broken, impoverished.

She must have known humiliation, tasted despair. Yet someone who knew her had written that she always looked for the best, and always found it . . .

There was courage in the words, and dignity, and purpose. And a kind of triumph, too, as if they contained a secret of inestimable value. What you look for in life, they seem to be saying, you will surely find. But the direction in which you look is up to you.   Arthur Gordon

And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever. 1 Chronicles 28:9  

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6  

Trust God for your day, ….Today

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