I’ve always been interested in animals of all kinds, but I’m particularly fond of foxes. I still possess a tattered copy of my favorite chapter book from my eleventh birthday – a story about the survival of a young fox.
Apparently, a red fox lives (or at least has shown itself to two people I know) in the field behind my house. My husband saw it bounding across the field in front of the pines early one morning.
I have looked for that fox every single day. Multiple times a day. I am so enthusiastic about catching a glimpse of it. And every time I find myself gazing out the back door, God reminds me to be looking for Him the same way I am looking for my fox.
I may never see the fox, but I am reminded of Peter’s words every time I look for it:
“Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy…”
God is as captivating to me as my red fox, and for that I love Him. Though I do not see Him, I will search for Him – not because I ought to but because he is exquisite and alluring in every holy way. And even though I know His presence is with me, one day I will see Him with my own eyes and the search will truly be over.
It is good to be a part of TCM, an organization committed to this lifelong search - and committed to sharing it with others.