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Hide and Seek

And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden  Genesis 3:8 ESV

(Photo courtesy of office,microsoft.com.)She didn’t move. Make a sound. Or even breathe. 

Yes, there were better places to hide, but she hadn’t had the time. She had to find a place quickly. Somewhere close by. 

Because she had heard him coming. 

“Savannah . . .” 

The tone of his voice meant trouble. 

She looked down at the stolen cell phone in her hands and crouched a little lower. But her pink, sparkly shoes stuck out just enough from behind the sofa to give her hiding place away. And her purple Minnie Mouse pajamas didn’t exactly act as camouflage. 

Daddy had found the little thief. And taking Daddy’s cell phone had always been a big “No-No.” 

Even at eighteen-months, my daughter did what Adam did. She heard Dad coming. Savannah tried to hide. And so did Adam.

“Adam, where are you?” God said. 

But why did God ask? God knew where Adam was, didn’t He? He wasn’t surprised or startled by Adam’s sin. But for the first time in human history, He was separated. Sin always does that. Maybe you’ve heard the sound of the Holy Spirit “walking” into your garden lately. 

Do we have sin in our lives that causes us to hide from His presence? God already knew that Adam had sinned. Still, He went searching for Adam. It was no game. But it was hide and seek. 

I just want to thank God for being a seeker of sinners, of whom I am chief. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 

We don’t have to hide. 

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Adam Sculley

Adam Sculley is a freelance writer with a desire to influence lives for eternity. Adam lives with his wife and baby daughter in Easley, SC, where he works in automobile manufacturing, teaches the K-5 to 2nd grade children in his church, and writes poetry and song texts in his spare time. 


  1. Love this post and the writer of it! You are a blessing, and I love you very much, Adam Sculley.-your wife. :)

  2. This is right on target, capturing human nature and God's nature exactly, and captivatingly written. Most excellent!

  3. Exceptional devotion! You clearly captured some of the most important truths of all in a simple illustration.