When people tell me they don't believe in God, I ask them to tell me what kind of God they don't believe in. Invariably I find myself saying, '"I don't believe in that God either!"
One of the "gods" I don't believe in is the one who is playing hide and seek. For as we heard so clearly from Daniel 2 on Sunday morning, the God of the Bible is a God who reveals the unknown. Which means, as John Adams put it so memorably, we don't have to play "pin the tail on the invisible cosmic donkey".
With the school summer holidays upon us, I'm looking forward to playing lots of children's games. But when it comes to God, let's not do that. We can listen to the sermon here. Have a listen and let Daniel lead us in praising the God who reveals Himself:
“Blessed be the name of God forever and ever,
to whom belong wisdom and might.
He changes times and seasons;
he removes kings and sets up kings;
he gives wisdom to the wise
and knowledge to those who have understanding;
he reveals deep and hidden things;
he knows what is in the darkness,
and the light dwells with him.
To you, O God of my fathers,
I give thanks and praise,
for you have given me wisdom and might,
and have now made known to me what we asked of you,
for you have made known to us the king's matter.”