You Can Run But You Cannot Hide

19 Jan

The word of God is living and effective,
sharper than any two-edged sword,
penetrating even between soul and spirit,
joints and marrow,
and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.
No creature is concealed from him,
but everything is naked and exposed to the eyes of him
to whom we must render an account.  (Heb 4:12-13)

So many times, we have heard of people trying to run from God and His call — His call to conversion, to faithfulness, to trust, to mission.

We have also heard that it is only in embracing God’s will that we find perfect peace.

The reading from Hebrews reminds us that nothing is concealed from God.  We might think that we do a good job keeping things from other people.  However, we can never hide — our true selves, our thoughts, our hopes, our desires or our sins — from God.  He sees all, knows all, and, in due time, judges all.

If we want to find ourselves on the right side of the line when we meet God, we have to do all that we can right now to be honest with ourselves and with God.

FAITH ACTION:  Have you  been attempting to deceive God?  As reminded yesterday, today might be a good time to go to confession and reconcile yourself with the God who sees and knows all.