Morning Prayer Reflection: Why, and what, do we try to hide from God?

If I say, "Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light around me become night," even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is as bright as the day, for darkness is as light to you. Psalm 139:11-12

It began in the garden. Hiding ourselves from God, or parts of ourselves that we aren't sure are quite ready for Him. I should say, pretending to hide ourselves, since there is no hiding from God. I don't mean that in the fear provoking "God sees what you're doing!" sense. Rather it's meant to invoke laughter at our own silliness in thinking we can ever hide anything from the Almighty. Sure, we all have things we would rather God not see, either because we're embarrassed, or we'd rather just do our own thing, but in the end, well, He does. And we should take comfort in knowing that He didn't wait for us to be perfect to offer us redemption through Jesus Christ (cf. Rom 5:8). God's not waiting for us to be perfect - He's just waiting on our love.

So...why (and what) do you hide? Lay it before the Lord today and see how his light transforms it...