. . . and he [John the Baptist] looked at Jesus as he walked by and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. Jesus turned and saw them following and said to them, “What are you seeking?” John 1:36-38
My husband was with me in a department store. He had given me a gift card to get some new clothes. He was becoming frustrated watching me paw through rack after rack of clothes and not picking up one. “Do you know what you are looking for?” he asked in hushed, terse tones. “I’ll know when I see it,” I replied and walked over to the next rack. I knew what I had in my closet, so I was looking for things which might fill in gaps, match other things and replace some that were wearing out. But until I saw what the store had to offer, I couldn’t know what might fit the bill.
I think people are that way when it comes to God. They know there are gaps in their lives. Some things just do not fit well anymore. Lifestyles, attitudes and habits have worn thin and no longer feel good. They want something more, but they are not exactly sure what it is. They try new things on – astrology, Scientology, Eastern mysticism. They go through rack after rack of “spiritual” stuff and still don’t find a perfect fit. What are they seeking? Often times, they are not sure. They hope they know it when they see it.
Perhaps it’s because they are going about it all wrong. They need the Designer to make the clothes for them. Christ gives us new clothes- clothes of pure white – on the inside. Through Him alone can we find that perfect fit. Even if we are not sure what we are seeking, He knows.
Christ has the Master design. He can fill the gap that lies between us and God. The secret is to let Him fit it for us. He is the master tailor who knows where to snip and tuck, where to let out a seam and where to put in a dart, slowly making our lives match perfectly to His will. Each of us is custom designed- when we put on His righteousness, He begins to tailor us to Him. Soon, our life will start to fit better.