When do we learn to hide? My sweet little Lucia is a mess when it comes to eating. No better, she likes to walk around while she eats, usually leaving a crumb trail behind her. Time and time again she is sent back to the table, usually by me scooping her up and placing my disgruntle little girl in her seat.
The other day during breakfast, while I wasn't looking she snuck away and found a nice little hiding spot to enjoy her yogurt and make whatever mess she could, in secret.
She cracks me up and I couldn't help but laugh and be a little proud of her effort. However, the event left me thinking. How is it that so young, we already know to hide the things we should not be doing. Is it in our human nature to cower and leave sin in a hidden place? Do we instinctively know right from wrong, but still often choose wrong, when it can be hidden? I know, I know...a lot of serious thoughts from my sweet baby girl's little yogurt hijinks.
Let me leave you with this,
"There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs."
No matter what I do to hide things, they are found out. And like I was able to know when Lucia was trying to hide something, even more easily does God see the things I am trying to hide. Thank goodness, for God's grace and love and for him continually scooping me back to where I need to be!