Hide and seek …

“The road to life is a disciplined life; ignore correction and you’re lost for good.” Proverbs 10:17

As a kid I loved playing “Hide and Seek.” Someone is “It” at a home base and hides their eyes and counts to a hundred while everyone hides in a general area. “It” then hollers, “Ready or not, here I come,” and searches for everyone before they can steal home.

As an adult, I no longer play this childhood game, but I have many hide and seek opportunities, or better known as “lost and hopefully found.” This morning I couldn’t find my cell phone. I did my normal search—dumped my purse, searched the car, checked the laundry room, and no luck. Finally, I thought back to where I had it last and remembered I’d put it in my workout shoes when getting ready to leave the house. A strange place, yes, but a safe place with the soft padding of the shoe.

Sometimes, I think playing lost and found is a way to humor seniors who are somewhat forgetful , or in my case, absent minded. It keeps me busy anyway.

Fortunately, there are things I never lose, such a my identity as a child of God and the love of family and friend. Sometimes, I lose my temper and self control, but quickly find a way to correct my actions. And, daily I renew my faith in God so that I will never lose the gift of salvation.

Lord, help me never to lose hope, faith and love. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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