Our granddaughters Avery and Haley came by the other day to play Hide and Seek. Avery, who just turned 8 told me, “Pawpaw we are ready to play Hide and Seek. And this time we aren’t going to fall for any of your tricks.” Her little sister Haley who is 6 chimed in, “Yeah, none of your tricks work!” They were referring to other times when we have played and I have made the bed and used the blanket to cover pillows so it looks like I am hiding there. I even put shoes sticking out of the end of the blanket just to really sell it. Other times I have left one of my shoes peeking out from behind a pantry door to draw them that direction. The first time I did it, Avery saw my shoes sticking out from under the blanket on the bed and said, “I see your shoes!” She ran over to the bed and pulled off the blanket only to find my shoes and several pillows. I was watching from the closet and I laughed so loud she found me right away. I love those girls. And I love the games of hide and seek we play together. Whenever I think of the game Hide and Seek, I am reminded of what David said in Psalm 139
[Psa 139:7-8 NIV] 7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? 8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
David shares a wonderful truth in this passage. God always knows where we are. There is no way for us to successfully hide from Him. God is everywhere. There is no way He could not know where we are. As David said earlier in this psalm, God knows our innermost thoughts. God knows where we are physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I find that thought comforting because wherever I am, I just need to reach out to Him and His right hand will hold me fast (Psalm 139:10). I hope you know that is a promise for you as well, wherever you may be.