Hide and Seek: Kingdom Play

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Oh to be a child again, playing hide and seek. I vividly remember playing hide and seek and squeezing into this very small square cabinet on the bottom of a china cabinet my dad and brother, Toby built. I look at it now and marvel I could ever fit in there! I remember being so worked up and scared when I tried to crawl out and  run for base, I was moving in slow motion! I read it’s called the “slow motion effect.”

I don’t try to squeeze into small places anymore! But, I have a secret to share, I still play. Yes, hide and seek with the kids was so much fun! But I play hide and seek with the Lord. He “hides” treasures for me in my days/nights. . .and I “seek” them out. Sometimes, it a blossom hidden in the ivy, a card nestled in my mailbox, a warm towel after a shower, a cheek to cheek touch from a friend, a comment on a blog post, a sun ray in my eyes, a warm water therapy splash, or a clean happy yellow washcloth to wash my face. (I’ve loved yellow ever since I was a little girl!)

It’s a game I give great weight of glory, but it’s playful. God initiates the play, He hides and the hunt is on. . .It’s a whole different posture for my heart to enter into this game where bits and pieces of His Heart for me are tucked into my movements of routines. I can hear His presence following me. . .

“Ah, she’s close, this is my fav for today, Ugh, she missed it! Rolled right past it, sometimes I wish she would drive the wheelchair speed limit! Wild Woman in that chair. I knew I should have given her the down scaled model!”

“I knew, she’d get that lovie, I placed it right near her chocolate stash! :)”

“Awe, look at her stop and embrace the gift of my presence in the texture of her daughters hair before school! She closes her eyes as she recalls My Truth tucked right there and she thanks me for counting every hair on Megan’s head, Good girl!”

Kingdom Play:

Matthew 18

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Rank in the Kingdom

18 At that [a]time the disciples came to Jesus and said, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And He called a child to Himself and set him [b]before them, and said, “Truly I say to you, unless you [c]are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 

Seek, Seeking, Seeketh in His Name with all our hearts and we will find the child in the seeking and enter into His Kingdom for us by His Hand. A youth worker at church once told me that Kingdom Workings for her was like having Disney World in her backyard!!!

Let’s Play. If you don’t feel like it, probably all the more you need it!  

What has God tucked before your very eyes and is waiting with bated breath for you to discover???

7 thoughts on “Hide and Seek: Kingdom Play

  1. You are speaking straight to my heart. Lately as my kids grow up way too fast, I have become determined to stop the madness, the chaos we bring upon ourselves, and take it all in. The more I force myself to stop and enjoy every moment that I can, the easier it becomes. I’m getting pretty good at letting the laundry sit and the dust settle. Oh yes, it bothers me to do that, but it will bother me more if I don’t!

  2. Dear Sally, thank you for your confidence in entrusting your children to my husbands care. His practice is such a privilege in serving his families. Thank you for finding my blog and reading. God DOES INDEED use authentic, honest community to heal us toward wholeness in His name. Warmly, twe

  3. Thank you for your kind words. I have been blessed to be involved with your “children”, now adultish. Our day is affirmed with your special comments. Thank you…….Bucky Elofson

  4. My 4 children have been patients of your husband. Only my youngest, Brad (he’s 19), still sees Dr Elofson. For many years your husband has been a kind of hero to me by making my kids feel better. What a beautiful surprise to know his “better half” has a healing gift also. Through your inspiring words my soul is healing. Thank you.

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