Wednesday, January 25, 2012
She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: "You are the God who sees me," for she said, "I have now seen the One who sees me."
Virginia Rose loves to play "peek-a-boo".
She covers her eyes with her hands, her favorite pink "Baby Bear", or, as in the photos above, any toys she happens to be holding.
We say, "Where's Virginia?"
She makes us wait a second or two.
Up or down go her hands from her beaming face.
"There she is!" We exclaim.
She also loves it when one of us reciprocates by hiding our own eyes.
"Where's Gammie?" I ask, palms over my eyes. I imagine the look of anticipation on Virginia's face.
"Here she is!" I announce as I remove my hands to a chorus of giggles.
As we play this game with her, ancient memory floats to the surface. I recall being three-years-old, hiding my eyes beneath my hands, and thinking that because my eyes were covered, no one else can see me. I am invisible!
And, it makes me wonder what is going through Virgina Rose's mind when she conceals her eyes.
When we ask, "Where's Virginia?", does she imagine she has disappeared from our view? That we can't see her? That she has vanished?
When, in truth, she has been fully in our sight the whole time.
Aren't we, at times, playing peek-a-boo with God?
Covering up our eyes and pretending, like a child, He can't see us?
Concealing our sins instead of confessing them?
Until He has to ask, "Where's Martha?"
Oh, I do hope He never has to!
But, if He does, I pray to promptly answer, "Here I am, Lord!"
Have you been playing peek-a-boo with God?
Will you pray with me?
You see us, Father, with all our shortcomings, our failures, our mistakes, yet, warts and all, You love us. We are so thankful for Your grace, mercy, and forgiveness. May we ever keep our eyes opened and focused on You. Amen.
Psalms 119:49-72 or 49 (53)