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Wednesday – Hide & Seek
Submitted by westend_admin on Wed, 2011-06-29 11:40
I’ve been mulling over Jesus’ words, “God has hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants.” What troubles me is the idea that God hides things from us. This seems down right capricious. Why would God hide the very things that we need? Then it dawned on me that there are two kinds of hidden. We can intentionally hide things from people, hoping that they never discover it. This is a capricious act, especially when it is something vital to others. But there are things that remain hidden to us because either we are not looking or looking in the wrong places. I experienced this when renting a car recently. I was told the keys were in the car. When I sat in the car I could find no keys—not even a spot to use a key! All I found was a key fob lying on the console. I hate to admit how long I spent looking for the key. Finally I gave up and went back to the desk, only to be told that the key fob is the key. And further, you do not insert it anywhere. You can keep it your pocket or place it on the console. As long as the key fob is near the car, all you have to do is push the start button. Everything I needed was in front of me but I just didn’t know what to look for. When it comes to faith, it is a good reminder that the journey of faith is not just about seeking. It is also knowing what we seek. Otherwise it may be in front of us all along, yet seem hidden.