Last Easter, my neighborhood hosted an egg hunt for the local kids. The park was strewn with plastic eggs, all stuffed with jellybeans and stickers and tiny, rubber army men. The kids were happy, calmly plucking eggs from the grass, until some genius mentioned the golden egg.
One glorious, golden egg with a prize greater than all the rest. You would have thought it was made of real gold, the way kids were trampling each other and pulling hair and climbing trees.
It got me thinking. Why don’t we seek the Lord with such fervor?
Because seeking God is an all-in endeavor. It requires belief in the unseen. Obedience before there is evidence. The sacrifice of an immediate comfort for the promise of a future blessing. A conviction that the One who promises is faithful…and worth seeking.
It requires an unfailing belief that there is something far, far better ahead of us…something worth leaving everything else behind for.
By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, choosing rather to be mistreated with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. He considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward. Hebrews 11:24-26 (ESV)
In the end, it’s the question every Christian must answer: is He worth it? A life of faith means believing in and obeying God, no matter what the cost. Is gaining Christ worth everything I stand to lose?
Yes! A thousand, thousand times yes. Let us never forget - He is worth it.