Hidden Things

Do you see me?

Common Potoo (Nyctibius griseus) by Daves BirdingPix

And David said to Jonathan, “Indeed tomorrow is the New Moon, and I should not fail to sit with the king to eat. But let me go, that I may hide in the field until the third day at evening. (1 Samuel 20:5 NKJV)

Andean Potoo (Nyctibius maculosus) on a branch ©WikiC

Andean Potoo (Nyctibius maculosus) on a branch ©WikiC

Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings, (Psalms 17:8 KJV)

Northern Potoo (Nyctibius jamaicensis) ©©jerryoldenettel

Northern Potoo (Nyctibius jamaicensis) ©©jerryoldenettel

For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock. (Psalms 27:5 KJV)

Nacunda Nighthawk (Podager nacunda) by R Scanlon

Nacunda Nighthawk (Podager nacunda) by R Scanlon

And do not hide Your face from Your servant, For I am in trouble; Hear me speedily. (Psalms 69:17 NKJV)

Australian Owlet-nightjar (Aegotheles cristatus) by Ian

Australian Owlet-nightjar (Aegotheles cristatus) by Ian

Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me. (Psalms 143:9 KJV)

Collared Nightjar(Caprimulgus enarratus) by Dave's BirdingPix

Collared Nightjar(Caprimulgus enarratus) by Dave’s BirdingPix

And when Absalom’s servants came to the woman to the house, they said, Where is Ahimaaz and Jonathan? And the woman said unto them, They be gone over the brook of water. And when they had sought and could not find them, they returned to Jerusalem. (2 Samuel 17:20 KJV)

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) by Daves BirdingPix

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) by Daves BirdingPix

Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. (Proverbs 1:28-30 KJV)

Oilbird (Steatornis caripensis) ©©Flickr - dominic sherony

Oilbird (Steatornis caripensis) ©©d.sherony

Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought. (Isaiah 41:12 KJV)

Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) by J Fenton

Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) by J Fenton

Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it. (Amos 8:11-12 KJV)

Mountain Owlet-nightjar (Aegotheles albertisi) ©WikiC

Mountain Owlet-nightjar (Aegotheles albertisi) ©WikiC

What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? (Luke 15:4 KJV)

Short-eared Owl ©WikiC

Short-eared Owl ©WikiC

Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it? And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost. Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth. (Luke 15:8-10 KJV)

Pallid Scops Owl (Otus brucei) by Nikhil Devasar

Pallid Scops Owl (Otus brucei) by Nikhil Devasar

Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come. (John 7:34 KJV)

Coppersmith Barbet (Megalaima haemacephala) ©WikiC Feeding

Coppersmith Barbet (Megalaima haemacephala) ©WikiC Feeding

That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: (Acts 17:27 KJV)

American Woodcock (Scolopax minor) on nest © USFWS

American Woodcock (Scolopax minor) on nest © USFWS

For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. (Romans 7:18 KJV)

Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) on nestby Nikhil Devasar

Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) on nestby Nikhil Devasar

If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn unto the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul. For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off. (Deuteronomy 30:10-11 KJV)

Pale-yellow Robin (Tregellasia capito) in nest by Ian

Pale-yellow Robin (Tregellasia capito) in nest by Ian

And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel. (Isaiah 45:3 KJV)

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) on nest by Kent Nickell

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) on nest by Kent Nickell

Thou hast heard, see all this; and will not ye declare it? I have shewed thee new things from this time, even hidden things, and thou didst not know them. (Isaiah 48:6 KJV)

Black-faced Sandgrouse (Pterocles decoratus) ©WikiC

Black-faced Sandgrouse (Pterocles decoratus) ©WikiC

But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: (1 Corinthians 2:7 KJV)

Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) by Lee

Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) by Lee

rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. (1 Peter 3:4 NKJV)

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