So what if tomorrow all your private Facebook information goes public?

You’ve seen it and so have I.  Naive Facebook users posting a privacy disclaimer so all their information does not go public tomorrow.  The reality is that anything you put on social media is out there for anyone to see and read.  If you have someone blocked so they cannot see your stuff, others can still copy or screenshot and share it with them.  And you would be well advised to assume that is going to happen.  Any time I see things like the Facebook fake privacy post, I always think about what people are hiding.  Everyone’s hiding something.

A couple of years ago I wrote about the autumn and how the tree in our front yard was now exposing the bird nest that had been hidden all summer.  You can read that here.  I hope when you see people share the useless Facebook privacy statement that you will put it to good use.  I hope that when you see it you will remember that whatever you are hiding will one day be out in the open before the One who matters – the God who created you.  And there is enough evidence to convict you.  There is enough to convict me.

Yet, because He loves us, He has made a way of escape.  He has made it so that you do not have to waste time trying to do the impossible and hide your life from Him.  By accepting Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, you have nothing to hide.  However, it does not mean there is not still work ahead of us.  While I am absolutely ready to face Him, I am still a work in progress.  I am still working on loving the hard to love, still working on being more responsible with the material blessings He has given me, still working on praying more, still working on studying His word more, and the list goes on.

But I do not deceive myself as if any of those deficiencies are hidden from Him.  On the contrary, confessing them to Him is the only way I have a chance to improve in those areas.

So when you see the Facebook privacy posts, I pray you will no longer shake your head at it, but will remember that your life is already an open book to the One who created you.

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