What God hides is Jesus; who is love in plain sight, so to speak.
What man hides rather is himself. He hides himself from himself which requires nearly the same technique as hiding oneself from God: which is disobedience; which is unbelief.
Yet in all things God is greater and better: he hides himself in our hiddenness; sees and speaks right through the shrubbery we bravely crouch behind.
Man is the answer to his own mystery. Yet being in his nature a greater sloth than sleuth—for even though man is in fact a great sleuth, he is eternally sleuthing out ways to be a greater sloth—he solves the great secret by secreting his life away; by hiding it in his sock drawer; forgetting it; placing it in the one place where one day he must return and find it.