Rabbi Baruch’s nephew Jechiel was once playing hide and seek with the neighbourhood kids. He ran and hid himself well and then waited for his companion to find him. He waited and waited and came back out of his hiding place, but could not find his companion anywhere. Then he found out that his companion had tricked him. He never even started to look for him. So he began to cry and ran home to his uncle and complained about that bad playmate.
Then the Rabbi’s eyes filled with tears and he said, “That’s what God says too: ‘I hid myself and no one bothers looking for me.”
All those who walk in the Spirit of God are sons and daughters of God. Then, no more fear; you did not receive a spirit of slavery, but the Spirit that makes you sons and daughters and every time we cry, “Abba! (this is Dad) Father!” the Spirit assures our spirit that we are sons and daughters of God. If we are children, we are heirs, too. Ours will be the inheritance of God and we will share it with Christ; for if we now suffer with him, we will also share Glory with him.
(The Bible, Rom 8:12).