Monday, February 22, 2010

HIDE 'N' SEEK




Been playing this childhood game
at an unchild age --
hiding from a formidable foe --

The Heavenly Father

Silly, isn’t it?
He knows all,
sees all,
and,
in kindness,
seeks all--

and finds all --

all who are seeking Him.

But I’m hiding --
my flaws,
defects,
imperfections
,
sins
(especially those pesky sins)
I
-- like a 2 year old --
cover my eyes,
“Hiding”
and
in self-delusion
believe that if I can’t see Him,

He can’t see me.

I hide from His hand --
still not quite believing,
still somehow cringing
Still afraid --

waiting,
waiting,
waiting

for the other shoe to drop.

Of what am I afraid??

That my heart will be revealed for all to see --
transparent before Him --
(and man)
pride rooted out by my
faithful
Father--
Who loves me --
(even me).

Forgive me --

Abba, Papa, Daddy, Father,

for the sin of hiding --

When Your heart’s desire from me
is more

--simply more --

seeking.

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10 comments:

katdish said...

That was wonderful! Thank you.

Glynn said...

We can be really stupid soemtiems -- playing hide and seek with Someone we can't hide from. Good psot.

Bridget Chumbley said...

I remember when my kids would cover their faces and think we couldn't see them. Why is it we choose to hide from God when we know better?

Great post. Thank you!

Mary said...

Beautifully said, thank you for sharing it.

We do hide, just like Adam and Eve hid. Even with all we know, we still hide!!! And His heart for us is only good - but we still hide.


Blessings!

nAncY said...

cool

Helen said...

Yep. I've done that too. Literally and figuratively.

Kevin said...

Great poem! There were incredible truths in there.

Lorrie said...

He must chuckle at us quite often. In kindness of course :-)

M.L. Gallagher said...

Love this.

Thank you so much for sharing!

Louise

Nitewrit said...

That captures how so many are. Nice poem and message.

Larry