Why God plays Hide and Seek

Why are children so easily entertained playing peekaboo and hide and seek? Developmental psychologists tell us that it has to do with the concept of object permanence. Wikipedia defines object permanence as “the understanding that objects continue to exist even when they cannot be seen, heard or touched.” Children gradually develop this understanding up through about age 2.
As spiritual children, it is critical in our spiritual development that we understand His object permanence in our lives as well. There is a very important parallel here between the way in which children relate to the ones they love and the way in which we relate to our heavenly Father. It does not take much reading of the Scriptures to notice that at times God also plays hide and seek with us.

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