Not your “hiding” place… That’s the place you go when life gets too hard to bear.
No, your “hidden” place is the place that you keep the parts of you that you don’t want others to see.
It’s the place that hides your fear with you are trying to be strong. It’s the place that hides your mistakes when you want to be smart.
It’s the place that hides your hurts when you want to seem invincible. It’s the place that hides your failures when you want to look successful.
It’s the place you hide your prideful self, or your angry self, or your gloating self that resides in all of us.
It’s that “hidden” place that holds the parts of you that needs work, or healing, …or both.
It’s that place that is hidden from everyone but God and you.
Yes, God sees into all the places of your heart, the hidden ones as well as
the ones visible to all.
God sees the flaws and imperfections as well as the joys and successes.
God sees it all, yet still loves us.
We know this because God did not let his pain be hidden nor his suffering be covered.
It was on the cross that Jesus Christ showed us that God is not separate from us in any way. That God is willing to die our death, one of our most hidden fears, so that we might know the depth and power of his love.
When Jesus said: “Not my will, but yours” he gave us a way to take all that was hidden and bring it into the light of day.
Have you found what’s in your hidden place yet? The journey of lent is a time to not only find it, but to bring it out into the open… to pray about it… to share it with a trusted spiritual friend, and to let the power of the Holy Spirit in Jesus Christ transform it and your into what God wants you to be.
Have you been able to live closer to God this week? Have you opened up your “hidden” place to the light and love of Christ?
How goes it with your soul?
Grace and Peace,