Hide and Seek nearly gave me heart failure twenty-five years ago. I was shopping with my three year old son and he decided to hide from me. I was frantic by the time I found him hiding under a rack of clothes. He was standing on the base of a round rack surrounded with dresses. Even moving the dresses to the side didn’t disclose his hiding place.
When he finally came out, all smiles I might add, and the scolding began he said, “I was just playing hide and seek.” I know you can imagine how upset I was when I couldn’t find him – upset enough to remember it all these years later.
Do you play an adult version of hide and seek? I’ve known people who join a large church so they can hide among the members. Others hide from relationships. Some try to hide life events or aspects of their personality because they fear rejection if exposed. Many try to hide from an all-seeing, all-knowing God.
Feel like you have to hide something or hide from something? Scary feeling, isn’t it? But I have good news. I made an awesome discovery last week while studying the book of Revelation in the Bible. Ready? Everything in the New Jerusalem is transparent.
|The New Jerusalem|
If that thought scares you, there is more great news. By this time God has sent Jesus to bring His children home. He has dried all our tears, calmed all our fears, and healed all our pain. The things of earth have passed away and all who have asked Jesus to be their Savior are living in peace and harmony with Him and other followers.
There is nowhere to hide, but there is no need to hide. Halleluiah!
The only thing left to do is to make sure you’ve accepted Jesus as your Savior (see below). This act has long-range, eternal benefits.
I’m living a life of joy and expectancy. What about you?Cathy
The A B C's of Salvation
Admit to God that you are a sinner. Repent (turn away from) of your sin.
Romans 3 : 23 "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God"
I John 1:9 "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins
and purify us from all unrighteousness."
Trust that Jesus is God's Son and that God sent Jesus to save people from their sins.
John 3 : 16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whosoever
believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life."
Give your life to Jesus. Ask Him to be your Lord and Savior.
Romans 10 : 9-10 That if you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord', and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved."