In the course of our daily lives, it is such an easy thing for us to lose our awareness of God.  There are so many things that can come in and obscure His presence.  Trouble can do it and so can success.  Sometimes it’s just plain business at home or at work.  In the hectic pace of modern living, God somehow gets pushed out of our thoughts and seemingly out of our lives. 

Then one day, something happens to remind us that we need Him; so, we start to look for Him.  And at times like that He can seem so far away and so very difficult to find.  That is why Easter is so important.  We need at least one day a year to remind us that while we are searching for God, it is His purpose to make Himself known to us.

Our desire to know God is more than matched by His desire to be known.  As He reached out to the three wise men long ago, so He reaches out to us today saying, “Here am I.  Open your eyes and see me; open your minds and know me; open your hearts and love me.”

But one question may arise in our minds:  How does God make Himself known?

The first thing Easter tells us is that He reaches out to us through nature.  This is where the wise men found their first clue.  We don’t know exactly how it happened, but somehow God spoke to them through the stars.

 We are surrounded by a message from God that is so obvious that we frequently overlook it.  Day after day we live and move in the midst of an eternal steadiness.  Each morning the sun rises in the east; each evening it sets in the west.  Each night high above us, millions of miles in space, the stars shine undisturbed.  We cannot always see them, but they are always there.  Year in and year out the seasons keep their cycle.  

It is all so constant that we take it for granted, and this is part of our problem.  Most of the time God is just there, providing our daily needs through the quiet, unruffled miracles of nature.

But most of all, God reaches out to us in the person of Jesus.  The child that the wise men found looked like most any other baby boy.  And yet there is something mysteriously divine about every new life.  An old doctor who had practiced medicine in the same community for fifty years said, “I don’t see how anyone can witness the birth of a baby and not believe in God.”  Every child is a revelation of God, but He is the Son of God.  If you’re looking for God, if you want to know who He is, how He works, what He is like, look at Jesus.

So, if you want to know what God is like, look at Jesus and keep on looking until the message gets through.  Then maybe someday we will start to believe that God really and truly is love.  Let this be our search this Easter Season.