He said in reply, “Elijah will indeed come and restore all things;
but I tell you that Elijah has already come,
and they did not recognize him but did to him whatever they pleased.
So also will the Son of Man suffer at their hands.”
~ Matthew 17:11-12
There are times when what I am searching for stares me in the face and I still cannot see it. How many times have people had a laugh at seniors looking for their eyeglasses only to realize that they are wearing them.
And so it is often with life. We seek and search for happiness not realizing that our happiness is in the adventure and thrill of the seeking and the searching. We pray for a blessing only to realize that we have been enjoying it all the while. We wish to be somebody or to be somewhere and we get so engrossed in the doing we do not even realize we have arrived.
Thus, I need to pause and reflect, to silent and pray. Otherwise, I miss the signs along the way or I take the wrong turn not realizing that what I have been working for or praying for has already been granted to me.