With practically everyone in the world wired to technology, there is no information, name, person, book, idea, disease, item, foreign word, slang—you name it—that you can’t google anymore. Everything is out there somewhere. And someone, somehow, can find it.
If you have ever written a comment or posted your photo on the Net, at any point in the future, they can be traced to you.
The word “incognito” is in danger of becoming extinct.
I know of many friends who have lost track of each other many years ago, but through the Net, have found each other again.
Try googling your name . . .
Scary, isn’t it?
Before the digital revolution, only God knew where to find us.
In the Bible, we are introduced to the first hiding in the first book. Immediately after eating the forbidden fruit, Adam and Eve hid from God. But with the Lord, there is no hiding place.
“Can anyone hide from me in a secret place? Am I not everywhere in all the heavens and earth?" says the LORD. (Jeremiah 23:24 NLT)
"Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes, and he is the one to whom we are accountable." (Hebrews 4:13)
Indeed, He sees everything, including what’s in the secret place of our heart.
And yet, in this troubled world, when there is no safe place to hide, the God from whom we can’t hide, is the same God who can hide us from assaults, sieges, and such.
“For he will conceal me there when troubles come; he will hide me in his sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high rock.” Psalm 27:5
There is a hiding place. It is ensconced in grace.