As spring comes into full blossom so does the baseball season. The “hide and seek” concept regularly reveals itself as the catcher hides his signs and the pitcher seeks to execute it. The goal? To deliver an unsuspected and perfect pitch that results in a strike for the batter.
“My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.” Hank Aaron
There are also hidden signs from a base coach to the runners on base seeking to bring them safely home. Players who heed these hidden communications find satisfying success.
THE HIDE: Much like the game of hide and seek, we are looking for a place to hide safely away from the burdens and cares of life that seek to overtake us. Christ provides that hiding place …
For you died to this life, your real life is hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:3 NIV
SAFETY IS BEING HIDDEN IN CHRIST.
“Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself in thee.” Augustus Toplady
Being hidden in Christ includes knowing the call. Just as the pitcher watches for the catcher’s call, we look for the directives that God gives us in His Word. Then we can say with the Psalmist, David…
I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:11 NIV
THE SEEK: We are sought after by our Creator to bring us back into relationship with Him. What a secure feeling know that the Shepherd of our souls wants to find us, in fact is looking for us to be back with Him. Unlike the game of hide and seek, He wants to be found.
You were lost sheep with no idea who you were or where you were going. Now you're named and kept for good by the Shepherd of your souls. I Peter 2:25 TM
Knowing the ways of the greatest “base Coach” ever and living them out is also part of the seek…
Seek first God's kingdom and what God wants. Then all your other needs will be met as well. Matthew 6:33 NCV
Our relentless search for a life hidden in Christ brings all things into perspective…the eternal game of HIDE AND SEEK.
Blessings…as you hide and are found …seek and find safety in Christ.
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