That thing you are hiding

I got a new phone and I am still getting used to things. I do like the facial recognition that unlocks it. I have never had my phone on lock until a few months ago when I thought I lost it for about 10 minutes. I thought I left it at the hospital while on an ambulance call and even called the hospital to see if they found it. It turned up a short time later, but it threw enough of a scare are into me to set it up so I had to unlock it to open it.

The only pain now with the facial recognition is when I need to unlock it when I am on the ambulance with a respirator on. Sometimes I have to check directions, see who else is marked up to run, check details about the emergency, etc. I was exploring and saw you could set up an “alternative” facial recognition. So I put on my respirator and began the alternative face scan. Apparently the phone was not getting enough facial features and would not let me set it up with a mask on. It told me to remove anything covering my face. The phone knew I was “hiding” something.

This thought made me think about the things I hide. I think we are all the same. We hide insecurities, motives, financial problems, addictions… the list is lengthy. We hide things because we are embarrassed or are afraid of how someone will see us or act if they find out the truth. When I think about hidden things, I remember that nothing is hidden from God. However, rather than being a scary thing, we should see that as comforting.

One of my favorite quote, which if I were to search my blog would come up a dozen times, is this one from AW Tozer:

“How unutterably sweet is the knowledge that our Heavenly Father knows us completely. No tale bearer can inform on us, no enemy can make an accusation stick; no forgotten skeleton can come tumbling out of some hidden closet to abash us and expose our past; no unsuspected weakness in our character can come to light to turn God away from us, since He know us utterly before we knew Him and called us to Himself in the full knowledge of everything that was against us.”

The Scripture says, “While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” God can only begin the work to help us and heal us when we are honest with Him and with ourselves. You have nothing to hide from Him because there is nothing you can hide from Him… and you do not need to. He knows you completely and loves you unconditionally.





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