Recently I’ve been reading about identity – how knowing God and knowing myself are intimately connected. We can’t know God outside of knowing ourselves and we can’t know ourselves outside of knowing God. With this pondering in mind, and in honor of Valentine’s day, last Monday’s question was: How do you uniquely experience love? And what does this teach you about God?
This morning, I asked the question: What do you do to hide?
The consequence of fallen humanity, of Adam and Eve eating the fruit in the Garden, is that we are trapped in a cycle of taking, hiding, and blaming. This is exactly what Adam and Eve experienced – The TOOK the fruit. They HID from God. And they BLAMED each other and then the serpent for their wrongdoing. And we’ve been following this pattern ever since: Taking-Hiding-Blaming.
It’s an interesting and enlightening exercise to consider the myriad of ways you hide, not just from God, but from and in all of your relationships.