How many hours were spent in your childhood playing “Hide and Seek?” You remember – one person would be “it,” and they would close their eyes and count to ten very loudly. Everyone else would run and hide, being as still and quiet as possible. Then, the “it” person would start looking. The last person found would be the winner of that round and get to be “it” next time.
Are you guilty of trying to “hide” sin? Often we “pretend” to be something that we’re not because we don’t want others to look down on us. We may hide our words, actions, and habits from each other, but there is always One who knows our hearts. We can’t hide from God. After Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden, they hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden. (Genesis 3:8) Why did they hide? They knew that they were guilty. David tried to hide his sin of adultery with Bathsheba by bringing Uriah home and hoping that he be with his wife and they could say that the child was his, but Uriah was a man of honor and refused to betray his fellow soldiers. (II Samuel 11:11) Peter tried to deny knowing Christ on the night He was betrayed, but when the cock crowed for the second time and Jesus looked at him, he knew that his secret was known. (Luke 22:61)
Instead of hiding, we should seek out God’s help. Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.” Jeremiah 29:13 says, “And ye shall seek Me and find Me, when ye shall search for Me with all your heart.” Yes, if we truly seek His way, we will find it and there will no longer be a need to hide. Are you hiding or seeking? God Bless, Courtney