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
When we do something wrong our first reaction is to look around to see if anyone was watching. Then we want to run away and hide. That is one reason so many sins are committed at night when it is dark. We feel like the darkness hides us from disapproving eyes. So Adam and Eve tried to hide from God after their sin.
We can hide from each other; we do that all the time. One of kid’s favorite games is hide-n-seek. Hiding from God, now that is something completely different. In fact, it just cannot be done. God sees everything we do and He always knows where we are. We may think we can get away from Him but we are only fooling ourselves.
So in today’s verse we see Adam and Eve hiding. We are not told where they chose to hide. Maybe behind a tree or in some tall grass. There they are cringing in fear and hoping God will not be able to locate them. Now if God was just a man with a physical body then just maybe they would have had a chance. But our God is not some puny god. Our God is the creator of the universe. He is outside space and time. For God everything is now. He can see all and he knows all. Hiding from Him is useless.
Have a blessed day,