Hide and Seek

I remember playing “Hide and Seek” as a child. I liked the seeking part best because when I thought I was perfectly hidden, the seeker, upon finding me would slip up on me and scare me. I would scream, get tagged and then it was my turn to be the seeker. It was a fun and innocent game played with my brothers and friends.

Now, as an adult, I realize I’m still playing the game, only now I play it with God, this time it isn’t so innocent, and that means I’m always going to get tagged. No matter how casually I live my life or how much I choose to categorize my sins; big ones-little ones, God will always find me.  I can not escape his presence no matter how hard I try. I don’t always willfully try to hide; often it is things I choose to ignore, like going a few miles over the speed limit. Everyone does it…See how easy that was to ‘justify’ my choices… and you know, no matter how determinedly I search my bible I can’t find that “white” lie. Yep, I learned as a kid that lies come in colors. How about my jealousy or hatred, envy etc.? When I invite in, that old sinful nature that’s so contrary to the Spirit, I go into hiding.

After I eat the fruit-I try to cover myself.  After Adam and Eve ate the fruit… Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; Gen 3:7

When I hear the Lord Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. Gen 3:8

I do not like my times of hiding; I don’t want to be an enemy of God. You were his enemies, separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions. Col 1:21

I want to fix my eyes on Jesus, so I no longer have to hide. Heb 12:2-3 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.

From my Christian perspective, I no longer care for Hide and Seek.

1 comment for “Hide and Seek

  1. April 26, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Great use of metaphor. It is too easy to play hide-n-seek with God. It’s funny that we do since complete honesty with him is the most freeing! But, fear and lack of conviction, I think, hinders that honesty. Good post.

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