My kids love playing hide and seek. Believe it or not the other day I was at a wedding and my seven year old daughter had rallied all the young girls to play hide and seek. The venue was set outside so the girls were dressed up in high heels and they had turned the reception grounds into their play place.
As I was watching this play out, so many of those who played were terrific hiders. Naturally, this got me thinking about believers who hide and the implications that this has on culture. In Daniel 6, King Darius was manipulated into signing a law that stated that for 30 days no one could pray to any god or man except the King. The punishment for those who would break this new law would be the lion’s den. Daniel found out about the law and immediately opened his window and began to pray. Daniel didn’t hide. Daniel didn’t delay his prayer until the 30 days had passed. Daniel didn’t rally a committee to go before the king on his behalf. On the first day of the new law Daniel prayed.