Tuesday, February 3, 2015

HIDE 'N' SEEK POEM


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.
[And, obviously, no matter where we are or what we're sitting on, HE can and will protect us.  Happened to and for me many times.  Love Him, MUCH!]

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4 comments:

Laurie Collett said...

Lovely poem! May we continually seek His face. Linked up with you at Tell me A True Story.
God bless,
Laurie
http://savedbygracebiblestudy.blogspot.com/

Hazel Moon said...

A beautiful poem that reminds us all not to hide, because God always sees and knows all even before we confess. Keep the slate clean and know that as we walk in the Spirit - the cleaning is done automatically. Thanks for sharing with us here at Tell me a Story.

Gayle said...

I found you! Love this!

floyd sam said...

You're not alone, sister. I hide my eyes too...