FAITH MATTERS: The thrill of the hunt

Opinion Mar 24, 2016 by Pastor Jason Small, Community Church Flamborough Flamborough Review

I love Easter egg hunts. When I was a kid, the Easter bunny always visited our house leaving behind lots of hidden chocolate treasures. The combination of the thrill of the hunt and the hope of sweet rewards made for absolute fun.

I remember when I was in Grade 4, I was determined to find the most eggs in the Oakhill School egg hunt. I searched and searched and to my amazement, I found the special golden egg.

This was a big deal, the special egg the whole school was looking for. I was able to trade the golden egg in for a massive chocolate bunny that was taller than I was. I carried that bunny home with a sense of pride and fulfillment.

After a long search, this reward came with a great feeling!

Easter bunnies yield temporary fulfillment. In life, what are the big things you are searching for?

I find most people are searching for something, whether it be fulfilment, peace, joy, love, or significance. Most people are in search of the thing they feel they are missing in their lives.

In the famous U2 song, Bono echoes the thoughts of many: “I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.” How could a famous rock band, whose members appear to have everything, be in search of anything? The reality is that no matter what our position, we are on a search.

What are you searching for this Easter season?

I believe that Easter is a great time to go on a search for God.

God says through scripture in Jeremiah 29:13 that, “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

What an amazing promise of God, that when we get serious in our search for God, He will reveal himself to us.

God promises to reward us for our diligent spiritual seeking.

This Easter I challenge you to not just search for chocolate eggs, but to also get serious in your search for God. Why not take some time to pray, read scripture, or attend a local church?

Faith Matters is a monthly spiritual column which is co-ordinated by the Waterdown Church Network. For information on participating in this program, email editor@flamboroughreview.com.

FAITH MATTERS: The thrill of the hunt

Opinion Mar 24, 2016 by Pastor Jason Small, Community Church Flamborough Flamborough Review

I love Easter egg hunts. When I was a kid, the Easter bunny always visited our house leaving behind lots of hidden chocolate treasures. The combination of the thrill of the hunt and the hope of sweet rewards made for absolute fun.

I remember when I was in Grade 4, I was determined to find the most eggs in the Oakhill School egg hunt. I searched and searched and to my amazement, I found the special golden egg.

This was a big deal, the special egg the whole school was looking for. I was able to trade the golden egg in for a massive chocolate bunny that was taller than I was. I carried that bunny home with a sense of pride and fulfillment.

After a long search, this reward came with a great feeling!

Easter bunnies yield temporary fulfillment. In life, what are the big things you are searching for?

I find most people are searching for something, whether it be fulfilment, peace, joy, love, or significance. Most people are in search of the thing they feel they are missing in their lives.

In the famous U2 song, Bono echoes the thoughts of many: “I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.” How could a famous rock band, whose members appear to have everything, be in search of anything? The reality is that no matter what our position, we are on a search.

What are you searching for this Easter season?

I believe that Easter is a great time to go on a search for God.

God says through scripture in Jeremiah 29:13 that, “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

What an amazing promise of God, that when we get serious in our search for God, He will reveal himself to us.

God promises to reward us for our diligent spiritual seeking.

This Easter I challenge you to not just search for chocolate eggs, but to also get serious in your search for God. Why not take some time to pray, read scripture, or attend a local church?

Faith Matters is a monthly spiritual column which is co-ordinated by the Waterdown Church Network. For information on participating in this program, email editor@flamboroughreview.com.

FAITH MATTERS: The thrill of the hunt

Opinion Mar 24, 2016 by Pastor Jason Small, Community Church Flamborough Flamborough Review

I love Easter egg hunts. When I was a kid, the Easter bunny always visited our house leaving behind lots of hidden chocolate treasures. The combination of the thrill of the hunt and the hope of sweet rewards made for absolute fun.

I remember when I was in Grade 4, I was determined to find the most eggs in the Oakhill School egg hunt. I searched and searched and to my amazement, I found the special golden egg.

This was a big deal, the special egg the whole school was looking for. I was able to trade the golden egg in for a massive chocolate bunny that was taller than I was. I carried that bunny home with a sense of pride and fulfillment.

After a long search, this reward came with a great feeling!

Easter bunnies yield temporary fulfillment. In life, what are the big things you are searching for?

I find most people are searching for something, whether it be fulfilment, peace, joy, love, or significance. Most people are in search of the thing they feel they are missing in their lives.

In the famous U2 song, Bono echoes the thoughts of many: “I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.” How could a famous rock band, whose members appear to have everything, be in search of anything? The reality is that no matter what our position, we are on a search.

What are you searching for this Easter season?

I believe that Easter is a great time to go on a search for God.

God says through scripture in Jeremiah 29:13 that, “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

What an amazing promise of God, that when we get serious in our search for God, He will reveal himself to us.

God promises to reward us for our diligent spiritual seeking.

This Easter I challenge you to not just search for chocolate eggs, but to also get serious in your search for God. Why not take some time to pray, read scripture, or attend a local church?

Faith Matters is a monthly spiritual column which is co-ordinated by the Waterdown Church Network. For information on participating in this program, email editor@flamboroughreview.com.