Covering Up

Most of us have things to hide.

We have secrets we don’t want people to know–the proverbial ‘skeletons’ in the closet.’

We have personas we want to protect.

We don’t want the truth about ourselves discovered. We don’t want our meanness, our selfishness, our betrayals, our insecurities, our addictions known.

But we can’t hide ourselves and our secrets from God. Yes, we can fool some people, but not Him.There is nothing He doesn’t know about us. There is nothing we can cover up that God won’t see.

And guess what? He loves us anyway! And there is  nothing we can do to keep Him from loving us.

Of course, there’s plenty WE can do to keep from loving HIM–and we do it all the time. It’s called sin, that thing no one wants to give a name to.

Sin is a turning away from God. But while we turn a way from Him, He remains beside us with open arms. I sometimes wonder how we think we can hide from that.

How can we go about creating havoc with our own lives when all it takes is a turn toward God?

Lest we forget, this is the time of year when we celebrate new life coming into the world.  It’s a time of gifting. Let’s give ourselves a gift and look at our lives a little differently.

And when we take that quick–all too brief– look at our lives, let’s try to see who’s in it with us.

Look for the one who never leaves us.  Look for the  one who knows all our undesirable warts and  all the secrets we try to hide, but loves us anyway.  Look to see  Him patiently waiting for us to notice  His presence.

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Copyright 2014, Kaye Hinckley