“When you come looking for me, you’ll find me. Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I’ll make sure you won’t be disappointed.” Jeremiah 29:13 The Message
Today is National Puzzle Day - Though I'm puzzled about who came up with the idea and when it
became official, it sounds like a fun day to celebrate.
.It seems that puzzles have been around forever. They entertain us for hours. We use them to improve our vocabulary, math and memory skills. They help young children develop motor skills and hand-eye coordination as well as problem-solving skills.
We print daily cryptograms , Sudoku and crossword puzzles in our newspapers. We have entire magazines filled with puzzles of all sorts. There are aisles of jigsaw puzzles and other brain-teasing game puzzles in our department stores. We even watch puzzling game shows on TV.
As a matter of fact,well-written fiction stories are puzzles too. Have you ever watched a mystery on TV, trying to figure out who-done-it between commercials? Or read a page-turning book from cover to cover because you've just got to see how it ends?
And don't forget that the world's greatest inventions came into existence because someone was looking for a solution to something that puzzled him or her.
Today you can make a cookie puzzle with the kiddos Or create your own word puzzles at sites like Discovery Education.
However you choose to celebrate National Puzzle Day, it's sure to be a fun, albeit puzzling experience.
We all experience puzzles on a daily basis in some form or other. God created us with an insatiable curiosity to know, to learn and to become. And he uses puzzles in our lives to help us do those things - all those challenges, tests and stories help us to grow as human beings and as Christians.
But ultimately the puzzles in our lives are there to help us seek him and to help us to know our Father/Creator. When we seek to solve the puzzle of God and who he is to us as individuals, we will find the answer we will find him - when we look for him with all our hearts.
Happy Puzzle Day!