Sunday, January 1, 2017
Hide And Seek
I will start out the New Year with God at play. Yes, God does play, not only in creating, but in our childhood games, such as hide and seek. When you first played the game as a child, you are not good at it. You don't yet know where the good hiding places are or what hiding patterns people have so you can find them and say, "You're it!" You lack experience as a beginner. They all get to the goal before you find anyone. Then you are discouraged and don't want to play anymore. Prayer is like hide and seek. When you first start out, God seems to be hiding. "I cannot find you God!" But God is only hiding, yet patient. God does not want to win, as in getting to the goal before you find God. God wants to be found, but it takes some doing. If you quit in frustration, you will not find God in prayer and maybe even decide God does not exist or prayer is a waste of time. God only hides so that you will seek to find, be steadfast and trust it will all work out. Now Susan Abernathy, you have a way to teach your children about prayer! Maybe this will help other Catholic school teachers too.