Recently the Little Man came for a stay and I missed him--in my tiny house--how could that happen? Having given him a flashlight, he had crawled into the hamper and was hiding. He loved thinking he had pulled the wool over Lulu's eyes.
His hiding can be as innocent as putting his chubby little hands over his eyes. He thinks if I can't see you--then you must now see me. He delights in pulling those hands away and crying, "BOO!" As any good grandmother, I always squeal in surprise.
We adults are good game players as well. Somehow we get the mistaken notion we are hiding and not seen when the only one we are fooling is yourself. If no one sees us, then did we sin? It is the old tree falling in the forest riddle. Was there a noise if no one was there to hear it. CERTAINLY there was a noise--and yes all the trees in the path of the fall as well as the underbrush in the fall zone were impacted with the fall. The path of destruction is wide and far reaching and the absence of a pair of eyes to see or a set of ears to hear does not lessen that destruction. We cannot hide from the consequences of our hidden sin.
There are NO secrets from God--only from man. We cannot think a hidden sin has no consequences. There are always consequences--some current earthly consequences and always eternal consequences. The practice of confession by the Catholics is a good thing--NAME IT AND CLAIM IT! You must verbally put a name to your sin and then ask for forgiveness. No broad strokes of "all my sins"---state exactly what it is, make it right with those who have suffered, and then ask forgiveness. The one, two, three of being forgiven and unless I forget--GO AND SIN NO MORE--turn from your sin.
God does not play games--He is a righteous judge. There is no hiding from Him and He is always seeking to draw us nearer. God desires a closer relationship with us and that means--NO GAMES---only truth.
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