Inspirational thoughts and random writings from the alumni and friends of Quad-Cities Christian Writers Conference.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Shell Seekers, Truth Seekers Part II

By Sharon Wilhite

Shell Seekers sometimes find treasures on the dry sand out in the open.
Truth Seekers can find truths that surprise on a first reading of a passage.

Shell Seekers have to wade into the water at other times.
Truth Seekers frequently have to dig a bit deeper into their passage’s meaning.

Shell Seekers may have to dive under the water to bring up a shell that they have glimpsed from the surface.
Truth Seekers will take special time to throw their whole self into the study of a truth that is just beyond their grasp.

Shell Seekers have found wonderful shells hidden beneath a stretch of murky, weedy water.
Truth Seekers can’t be afraid of unclear, vague passages.  They keep looking, and praying, and sifting through the words for treasures.

Shell Seekers often admire and keep their best finds for themselves.
Truth Seekers know that some truths were given by God for their hearts only.
(“But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.” Luke 2:19)

Shell Seekers multiply their enjoyment by sharing many of their shells with others.
Truth Seekers realize that their understanding is deepened when they share what they are learning with others.

Whether you ever get the opportunity to be a shell seeker, anyone can be a truth seeker.  God is just waiting to reveal His vast storehouse of treasures to YOU!

“My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;  so that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; if thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.”  Proverbs 2:1-5


  1. Sharon,

    If only everyone knew how exciting reading the Word of God is!
    Great article - thanks for digging deep to write it!

  2. I, too appreciated your article. Since I lived by the ocean for many years. There I learned to read and love Scripture as I sat by the sparkling water and yes, collecting sea shells was a favorite hobby. Thank-you. Jeannette