February 19, 2020 –

At our house, we don’t worry about finding hiding places; we set something down, and it’s hidden. Keys and cell phones go into hiding. Eyeglasses and appointment cards disappear. Gift cards and postage stamps join the witness protection program and go undercover.

We never run out of places to hide things and never run out of things to hide, except we don’t have any money to hide. There is always some company organization or person willing to take and hide our money.

There was a time when kids had fun hiding. We called it hide-and-seek. I remember the child chosen to be the seeker would say, “One, two, three. Ready or not, I’m coming.” Today kids can’t find an app for that.

In a lot of towns today, you can’t find a place to hide. Security cameras are everywhere. Everyone has a cell phone with a camera, and people watch you hoping to catch you doing something wrong.

People used to say, “I’m minding my beeswax.” This statement meant I’m minding my business. Today people don’t hide their intrusive feelings of helping you mind your business. Many people want to tell you what to do when to do it, and how to do it.

The next time someone says to you, “You can’t do that,” Don’t hide your feelings of enthusiasm and optimism. Just say, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13, NKJV)