Day 42: Hide & Seek (April 11th)
Reading: Genesis 3:8–10
In the past as a child, I can remember playing with friends the exciting game of hide and seek. When it was my turn to hide, I would try to find the best place to conceal myself from my looking playmates. If they could not find me within the limits of time, I would reveal myself from the secret spot and declare myself as the winner.
Unlike the game, none of us win when we hide from God. We may not physically hide in the closet or behind a curtain like when we were children, but when we refuse to acknowledge God because of our sins, we are playing a game that we cannot win.
Even though men still hide from the Creator, we can be thankful that He makes it His business to find us. Jesus said that He came to seek and save that which was lost. At times we may feel that it’s better to hide from God than be confronted with his holiness. But when we finally do come to Him, we realize that He is more than ready to forgive, comfort, and love us unconditionally.
The winners of the childhood game are usually those who picked the best hiding places and were never found. Though in life, the real winners are those who are no longer hiding, but are resting in the loving all arms of the God who has found them.
Prayer: God, I ask you to open up opportunities in my life to bless those around me. I want to glorify you in all that I do so I can be your servant. May my attitudes and actions be pleasing and in obedience to you. Amen.