Chocolate Chip Cookies

A Little Lesson in Omnipresence
Last time I baked chocolate chip cookies, I discovered a crisis in my kitchen: My favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe had disappeared. For years I had saved an empty bag of chips because the recipe on its back resulted in the best chocolate chip cookies I’d ever baked. I had carefully put it away after each use, tucking it into my recipe binder.
Now it was gone.
I burned 15 minutes fretting over the odds of ever locating such a grand recipe again. I was on a time schedule–the proposed batch of cookies were to be part of a birthday gift basket for the neighbor girl who cares for our dogs when we’re away. I had other things to do that day, too.
I worked myself into a mild state of panic. Then I resolved myself to look for the recipe elsewhere.

I could remember a few characteristics of the recipe: 1 cup of butter, instead of the more typical half cup, and equal parts brown and white sugar. I powered up my computer and opened an internet connection, resolved to regain the recipe for
My husband noted my distress and inquired as to the problem. As I explained, he reached for my Betty Crocker Cookbook and handed it to me. “Doesn’t it make sense,” he asked, “to look in the cookbooks you have here?”
I inwardly scoffed at his suggestion. This recipe was a rare treasure! But not wanting to be contrary, I turned to the cookie section of my trusty cookbook.
Flipping to the entry for chocolate chip cookies, I read:
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar 

1 cup butter or margarine (not in my house!), softened

I scanned the list and recognized the ingredients and proportions of my cookie recipe.

I had been so certain that this beloved recipe would be would be difficult to find. In fact, it was right under my nose. I simply had to look.

It’s like that with God. If ever I feel I can’t find Him, all I need do is look. And He’s right there.

21 “And this is my covenant with them,” says the Lord. “My Spirit will not leave them, and neither will these words I have given you. They will be on your lips and on the lips of your children and your children’s children forever. I, the Lord, have spoken!
Isaiah 59:21 (NLT)