I didn't KNOW what I didn't KNOW~
so how was I supposed to KNOW
that what I needed to KNOW
was that I didn't KNOW HIM?
I thought I KNEW HIM
because HE IS GOD.
That was easy.
As don't we all say HIS NAME
whether we really KNOW HIM or not?
GOD was at church & GOD was HOLY
GOD was watching me.
And that is where I stopped really KNOWING HIM.
If GOD is so HOLY & if GOD is watching me
& I am not so HOLY
then maybe if I
pretend HE isn't there
then HE won't see me
and judge me
as someone who isn't
Well we KNOW how that story ends up
as it started in the garden
when the GOD who SEES
HIDING in SHAME~
"But the LORD GOD called to the man, “Where are you?” (Genesis 3:9)
Oh GOD KNEW
they KNEW that GOD SAW
or they would have never tried to hide from HIM~
but maybe they were just hiding from themselves
as the shame was too great.
Oh I KNOW that HIDING game
I KNEW GOD SAW me
& HE KNEW I wasn't so HOLY
I KNEW I could never be HOLY enough for HIM to look at me~
so was I
HIDING from GOD or was I HIDING from myself
in my own shame
by pretending HE wasn't there?
But oh GOD never gives up
as HE LOVES playing HIDE & SEEK
seeking out what is HIS~
me & you & everyone else.
For GOD so LOVES
and that is what LOVE does.
we are not HOLY enough.
that we will never feel HOLY enough to be in the presence of a HOLY GOD.
Even though LOVE KNOWS it all,
you KNOW what LOVE DOES~
"For the SON OF MAN came to seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10)
Just like HIS FATHER who SAW them hiding in the garden
yet still spoke to them in the midst of their shame
providing them the answer
so that we never have to hide in shame
FORGIVENESS was birthed in the Garden~
as THE PROMISE was made
JESUS would be birthed
right all wrongs
so that no one has to hide anymore
or try to be HOLY enough
GOD who KNOWS
everything about us
from our fingers to our toes
LOVES like no other
and just wants everyone to KNOW HIM.
To be in relationship.
To experience the fullness of the relationship.
To KNOW that in this relationship
"Therefore there is now no condemnation [no guilty verdict, no punishment] for those who are in Christ Jesus [who believe in HIM as personal LORD and SAVIOR]" (Romans 8:1 AMP).
So is HIDE & SEEK a child's game
or is it the tender touch of a GOD who so LOVES
that HE wants everyone to KNOW HIM~
Oh HIS AMAZING GRACE that KNOWS us down to the core
& just wants us to KNOW HIM down to our core~
because this I KNOW & I will never ever ever Un~KNOW
"YOU LOVE ME ANYWAY" (listen to the song below)