“Hide & Seek”
Maturing in the knowledge of God
Ever played the game of hide and seek with your kids or little ones and you will realise there are different levels to this game. If you have a toddler whom you are weary of them getting hurt or getting lost during this game, as a parent or older person you are better off hiding in a place they can easily find you e.g underneath the bed, but with your feet hanging out, or behind the curtain with your silhouette visible from afar. Your little one finds you easily, and of course you still need to pretend like you didn’t expect them to, so they can have a sense of accomplishment and have fun.
As your child grows older, the level of adventure in this game increases as you can now hide in much enclosed but still familiar areas in the house where you know your kids can still find you, but with little effort.
However as your child grows older into teen - age, the game of hide and seek could take on the treasure hunt game, where one can proceed to hide outside the house, in the garden or even in an old garage at the back of the house. At this stage, the game is more of an adventure. The older or teenage child is more challenged at all cost to find you.
Ever wondered why God seems far away sometimes now that we are older than when we were younger? Ever prayed for the same thing year in and year out and keep wondering, Is God hiding so far away?
Our relationship with God as we mature could look like the game of hide and seek but in a higher stage. Similar to us as parents of much older kids, God expects us to be adventurous now in finding him. He hides the intricate part of himself in his word for our creative minds to unfold simply because we are old, matured and all the gifts he has put in us now needs to be maximised
Hebrew 5:12-13 "For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant".
- Are you still on the same level of your Christian walk since you first gave your life to Jesus Christ?
- Are your spiritual fruits still based on past experiences?
As we grow in our walk of faith, let’s understand that, just as we expect our kids to advance to the next level either in a game like hide and seek, or other areas of their life, so also God expects us to GROW & MATURE in finding him.