Weariness or sadness causes me to grope around like a blindfolded person searching for some safety and stability to hold onto, reaching, ever-reaching for something solid to anchor this drifting heart. Alternately, my busy, joy-filled days sometimes cause me to ignore the One who gave His life that I might obtain peace. As this wavering child seeks to obey, this October, I once again begin to rise early and come into His presence before the children awake. "Draw near to God and He will draw near to you." James 4:8. I've had this memorized my whole life and yet it is such a profound truth. I read this morning, "...they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being..." (Acts 17:27,28) Groping. It connotes a strong desire and a desperate searching. Let's draw near this month together with obedience and fervency. Read Acts 17:24-28 or the whole book, if you're able!