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“Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and everyone else, both slave and free, hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains” (Revelation 6:15).

When one is faced with the reality of the Lord, where can they go to hide?  There is no place where the Lord is not able to see.  He who knows all things knows everyone.  But we run and scatter as though we still had power or authority.  That too belongs to the Lord.  Put the Lord on – that is, wear His righteousness and do not think you can flee.  He loves you and condemnation is only for those who refuse and reject His love.

Lord, I pretend to understand much more than I do.  What do I know?  I know that You are God, Creator of heaven and earth.  I know that You have come and died in my place so that I might have by Your grace the ability to live with You.  I know that You claimed me through the water of my baptism.  I know that You care for me and love me.  Lord, teach me to live with the things I know and stop pretending as the world does about the things I do not know.

Lord Jesus, You have made salvation possible.  There are times when I want to run and hide, but what good will that do?  Teach me to live into the life You have given me by grace.  Guide me in Your goodness to know that in You alone is life, hope, and a future.  The rulers of this age may rule for a time, but You are the true ruler of all times, ruling with love, mercy and true justice.  Help me trust You above all things.  Amen.