Friday, June 18, 2010

You Can’t Hide from God

When I was in high school in the 1940s, the boys at my school loved pranks. One I remember well was when the pranksters went to a local farmer’s place and turned his outhouse over — while he was in it! Continuing the outhouse theme, they pushed one over that was on a high embankment that went down to a river. That one had a dog attached to it and the dog went with it. That was the end of turning over outhouses, but the pranks didn’t stop. One week the boys stole someone’s hens and released them during the chapel service. What a distraction that caused!

Sometimes the boys got caught but other times they got away with their pranks without punishment. Occasionally, they thought they got away with something but, in reality, it was known who had done the prank. The recipient just had mercy and didn’t confront the boys.

At times, we are no different from the prank-loving boys. We think we get away with things in our lives that we know aren’t pleasing to God, even though we know in our hearts that He knows our every thought and our every move. He may let us make choices that disappoint Him but He is never surprised. And He loves us in spite of the areas of our lives that we haven’t given over to Him yet. What have you been “hiding” that He knows about anyway? Won’t you confess it and ask Him to give you the strength to overcome your weakness?

Annie-Laurie Robinson

1 comment:

  1. "And He loves us in spite of..."
    I will be forever grateful for that statement!