Hide and Seek

Child looking to Jesus

At that time Jesus said, ‘I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do'” (Matt. 11:25).

Lord, thank You for Your Holy Spirit,

Who brings You to us through Jesus;

Who testifies of Jesus, of Truth, of You;

Who leads us to know and understand you more;

Who leads us toward righteousness–toward You.

Do not let Your people be deceived

by those who rely on human understanding,

who seek their own renown;

who believe and elevate themselves

instead of You, instead of Truth, instead of Jesus!!!

Let all be encouraged–or warned,

we, each one, will find what we seek!

Blessed are You, LORD,

for how You reveal Yourself,

even to children and the simple,

Yet You are hidden

from those who elevate themselves

and their own understanding

instead of seeking You!

“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

“Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” (Luke 11:9-10).