Of course, there is the distinct possibility that God’s Creation is so subtle (ask any first-level particle physicist about the mysteries facing his or her cadre) that mankind has a VERY long way to go before reaching the bottom of that deep well of questions.
As to God seeking to remain hidden, I find revelations of God in Genesis, but in the form of liturgy; see how repetitive the verses are. Look closely and you will find, buried in the fine print of the second chapter, an alternative liturgy that gives only four days and slightly alters the sequence. So “liturgy” looks a far likelier choice than ‘history’ or, ahem, science.
Genesis 1:3 God said, “Let there be light.”
John 1:1,2 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. All things that were made were made by the Word.
The link looks deliberate – God said and the Word (did.)
But that was 13.8 billion years ago. Now consider “the fullness of time” — there is strong evidence to accept the Jewish New Year of 3 BCE as the date of the annunciation; nine months later there is strong evidence that Jesus was born. The kicker is that further strong evidence puts the Wise Men in Bethlehem on 25 December of 2 BCE. Can you hear a Loving God’s chuckle?
For one star out of, at current best count, two hundred sextillion (2 followed by twenty-three 0’s) should have planet earth orbiting around it, and situated such that humans would have Scriptures that predicted where and when to look, and what in the skies to look for, coincident with that “fullness of time” as described above? Truth in advertising, these aren’t my ideas. Rather, take a look at the DVD “Star of Bethlehem,” which makes a complex, detailed case for the above.
After viewing that DVD, the idea that God has remained deliberately hidden gets a lot weaker. We may be in our own “fullness of time” with respect to the Second Coming – but Christians have waited two thousand years so far. Can we quibble with the Infinite over billion year time scales, or methods e.g. evolution?
I think not. And I think it beneath merely silly to attempt to hog-tie the Infinite’s self-revelation to a bronze-age liturgy. God has so much to show us!