Friday, January 21, 2022

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.