Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Secret Things

 “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law."
Deut. 29:29

God has revealed wondrous things to us through His word and through the magnificent "voice" of His creation. He has, in fact, given us all we need. But, true to my nature, it is the "secret things" I long to know - those things He has chosen to keep hidden.

I ponder the tragedies and the poverty and the evil run rampant. I wonder why good people suffer and little ones die. I try to understand the ways and the mind of Him who is so far above me. Like Job, I long for answers - just a glimmer of something that will make it all make sense.

Heaven remains silent - the secret things hidden from view. I am reminded of my smallness and His greatness; my bent to sinning and His holiness; my weakness and His might. In the reminding He offers me this - His peace. It is not hidden or secret. It is there, waiting behind trust.


 By now you are probably bored senseless with these bird pictures. I can't help myself. They are endlessly fascinating. In this season of my husband's health problems, they are a constant reminder of a Father who loves beyond my comprehension and whose miraculous power is limitless.

There aren't four babies in that tiny nest as I previously reported - there are six! You can enlarge the pictures by clicking. I, like all the great National Geographic photographers, risked life and limb to get these pictures. I had to climb up on the kitchen counter - no small feat for this 66 year old grandmother!  However, no risk is too great in the pursuit of a good picture!

Have a blessed day dear friends,


  1. and available for sorry to hear your husband is not well....much grace to you as you journey through this season. I love these sweet pictures....God's gifts come in so many ways....I love that your heart and eyes are opened to see....and yes....brave you for climbing :)

  2. thanks for the lovely reminder...our God is just wonderful, isn't He!!!

  3. Oh, I would never get tired of pictures of birds. I love them so and it's especially nice to see pictures like these. I do hope and pray your dear husband's health is restored quickly.

  4. Beautiful words of wisdom for us. The risen Christ revealed the mysteries of His gospel of grace to the apostle Paul.

    Soon the little birds will be flying the coop, so to speak. I wonder if she will raise another family there.

    I've been wondering about your husband; keep us posted about the outcome of his surgery.