The saying “it’s always in the last place that you look”, creates a mental response. Immediately you fill the rest of the story in your mind. Someone was looking for something that was lost, and of course the looking stops when the item is found. So it is found in the last place you looked.
But there is something else that may be thought of when you think of this line; the diligence with which someone may look. Something else in the line reminds you of the last time that you were looking, frustrated by not finding what you needed. The emotions well up in us as we are late for an event, and can’t find our keys, or maybe we misplaced our glasses, and can’t read the piece of mail that needs immediate attention. That searching process is intent. We must find what is lost.
Why is it then in life that some of the most important items are never searched for, or, are treated with such casual disregard, that though we say that we are looking for them, we never really put out that effort. There is never a sense of urgency, never any emotions, no anxiety.
How then should we respond to GOD?
Isa 55:6 ¶ Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near (KJV)