YOU CAN’T HIDE

HH Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div

For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings. There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves. Job 34:21-22

“You can run, but you can’t hide.” Isn’t that what the expression says? Yes, in every walk of life there is that experience.

During the last few weeks, the truth of that expression has been shown in a number of incidents.

1. Michael Christopher Davis of Brookside, Alabama, was hanging around some bad people. A few weeks ago police, with a warrant, showed up at Davis’ home, where they found a drug-making factory. They also found — and arrested — quite a few people who were making those drugs. Amazingly, Davis wasn’t one of them.

Two hours into the raid, the police were sure they had caught everyone who was going to be caught. They were preparing to leave when they heard a rather loud noise. Following the sound, they were taken to a dryer, you know, the kind of machine that takes wet clothing and makes them dry. Looking into the dryer they found Davis, who was fast asleep and snoring.

After Davis was arrested, he told the police, “I was trying to hide, and ya’ll just stayed too long … I fell asleep.”

2. Glen Jackson was murdered in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and to date, his murderer was not apprehended nor anyone convicted for his death. These are deep crimes and not even “Scotland Yard was able to find a clue and left empty-handed. God is watching us and believes the one who is guilty of Glen”s death will have to meet Him at the judgement bar.

3. Gabrielle Looper of Guthrie Center, Iowa, was wanted for violation of her probation. When police showed up at her home, they couldn’t find her, until someone realized her home had two ovens. They checked and, sure enough, they found her hiding in an oven, which had been hollowed out.

Now I’m not saying the police are going to catch every criminal. Some lawbreakers are pretty good at avoiding detection. At the same time, I believe Job who tells us the eyes of the Lord are “on a man’s ways and there is no gloom or deep darkness where evildoers may hide themselves.”

In short, you can run, but you can’t hide from an all-knowing God.

Now that would be a very frightening bit of news if it weren’t for the fact that the Lord, while not making allowances for sin, wants us to know that through His Son’s suffering, sacrifice and resurrection, we can be saved. Indeed, so we might have faith in the Redeemer, the Lord sends the Holy Spirit to call us to the Gospel, which brings us to the soul-saving Christ.

That’s what the beloved apostle John was trying to tell us when he wrote, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).

I believe that God is going to bring everyone into judgement and none shall escape the wrath of God on that dreadful day.

LET US PRAYER: Dear Lord, I give thanks that even when I was covered in sin You still loved me and did all that was necessary to save me. Grant that I may offer appropriate thanks for Your grace and my Saviour’s sacrifice. In His Name, I pray. Amen.

Author: Godfrey Gregg