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I’m joining Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt. Five minutes. No editing. Lots of women. All of us writing on that same word.

Today the word prompt is … Hide.

I see the word and immediately a familiar children’s game comes through my thoughts – Hide and Seek.

I remember playing with my children and grandchildren. It is almost always the same, no matter which young child you may play. As long as they cannot see you, they are under the impression – you cannot see them. Even though arms or clothing or a head may peek out from a small piece of furniture or a thin tree trunk, they think they have been able to hide.

“Hide” as defined by >> “to conceal from sight; prevent from being seen or discovered”.

As I read the definition, I wondered how often I (maybe we) play this game with God.

Do I really think I can prevent God from seeing me or discovering what I am doing, where I am going, what I am thinking? Do I think I can successfully hide myself from Him?

I forget at times – this is the God who knows all things and sees all things. His eye is on every single sparrow and not one can fall to the ground without Him knowing it. And yet, I seem to think I can hide from Him.

This morning the word prompt reminds me:

“Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea;
even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.”
(Psalm 139:7-10, NIV)

It really is quite simple – I cannot hide from God. And just so you are certain, neither can you.

There’s just no hiding from God.

Girl with autumn leaf in front of face, Stockholm, Sweden

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