My daughter is still in the stage where she thinks as long as she can’t see you, you can’t see her. When we play hide and seek, she thinks as long as her head is covered she is well hidden. This flawed theory probably displayed itself best the other night when we were struggling to keep her in bed.
We told her if we saw her out of bed one more time that she was going to get punished. We left her room thinking we had made our point; but no more than two minutes later, we saw her emerge with her blanket draped over her head trying to sneak past us. She thought since she couldn’t see us, her blanket was working like some kind of cloak of invisibility. We laughed so hard that we couldn’t punish her.
As funny and as silly as the philosophy of “as long as I can’t see you, you can’t see me” is, many of us live our lives that way when it comes to God.
We think as long as we are not at church or with our Christian family, God can’t see and doesn’t know how we live. Even if we don’t believe that, many times that is the way we act. The truth of the matter is, God sees all and we are no more clever than a two-year-old.
Hebrews 4:13 says “there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.”
We can’t hide from God, and he knows the things we do — whether we do them out in the open or try to hide them away in secret. So, as Christians, let us live our lives in full knowledge that our heavenly Father is watching us at all times.
—Luke Bower, Baker Heights church bulletin, Abilene TX