Although I walk and talk as though I am completely satisfied in Him alone, at times I submit to deception and wander the world in hopes of finding what my skin is looking for. I walk around with the treasure and pearl in my pocket blindly reaching for garbage and filth. It’s like I’m attempting to find what I already have – no wonder it’s called deception. It’s like tempting Jesus with bread he doesn’t need, esteem he already has, and rulership he already holds. When your hope is in something you can’t see, it’s easy to unintentionally start searching for a more tangible hope, but when you strain towards the tangible your search ironically leads to emptiness.
Something in this song, for some reason, resonates with me today.