as it is written:
“None is righteous, no, not one;
no one understands;
no one seeks for God.
All have turned aside; together they have become worthless;
no one does good,
not even one.”
Over the years, much has been made of people that we call “seekers.” It has led to the seeker-sensitive model of church. Simply put, some people are searching for Christ and we need to make the environment right for them to find Him. This comes from a very good place. According to Christ, it is incorrect.
We were seeking to worship because that is what we are built for. As we searched, we stopped to search at every idol we could find. We were not seeking Him. The truth and the beauty of the Gospel is that Jesus is seeking us! He leaves the 99 to find the one lost lamb. At one time, we were that lost lamb.
There was once a boy at Disney World. He wandered off from his parents. His parents searched frantically trying to find their son. Security helped and his name was paged over the loudspeakers. When they finally found him, he was sitting on a bench eating cotton candy. While everyone was searching frantically, he didn’t know he was lost.
This shows our reality and the tenacity of Jesus. We weren’t righteous. We weren’t smart enough to understand we were lost. We weren’t seeking. We weren’t good. The Good News is that Jesus IS righteous! Jesus KNOWS we were lost! Jesus was seeking US! Therein lies what makes us special. We are a treasure-in the arms of Christ. He is still seeking today.