Since moving to Glen Allen, we get to see our grandchildren often. They love to play hide and seek. Since there are all kinds of hiding places in our house, they are all over the place hiding and trying not to be seen. Recently, one of them hid in a closet where the air conditioning system is located. Our house began to get warm and it was one of those days when it was miserably hot. I called the A/C man and he came out and found the trouble. One of the kids had turned the switch off, thinking it was a light switch.
The game of Hide and Seek is fun when we are children, but when we grow up, we play a game called “a mixed-up game of hide and seek.” This game is between God and us. It’s more like a game of pretending to hide – because we know that either way, God sees all the way through our messy thoughts and wrong choices. We like to think God doesn’t see where we are when we know that he knows “all.” God sees us when we’re good and when we’re bad.
God calls us to “Come out!” He says, “I want to see you – even the parts that you’re embarrassed to show.” Genesis 3:9 tells us about the first human who hid, and God said, ”Where are you?” God was saying, “Come out of hiding, and come back into relationship with Me.”
It may seem too risky, but within the safe confines of our Father’s care, no matter what we have done, our Father will love us. The one who fully knows us, unconditionally loves us!
Genesis 3:9 – But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”
Author: Tommy Herndon