Every little girl treasures a secret. When her friend comes and whispers in her ear her biggest secret, that little girl is thrilled to know something that no one else in all the world may know! And then there are the secrets that she herself has. Maybe about a book she hid deep in her closet, that only she knows about. She is lucky if she could keep that secret to herself! But nevertheless, every little girl treasures a secret.
As you get older, secrets start to get more serious; the secrets others tell you and the secrets you yourself may have. Instead of hearing that your friend tagged so and so in hide and seek, you hear that she is now pregnant and he is the father. And instead of hiding a special book in your closet, you are hiding who you truly are. Often times, the secret that you are too ashamed to admit, is the secret that will eventually ruin you in some way or another. We hold in our deepest darkest secret because we don't want anyone to know about it. But what fools we are for thinking we could hide something and have no one find out. How could we forget that there is One who sees all things and knows all things about us? Your deepest darkest secret is so known to God. "What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight. What you have whispered to someone behind closed doors will be shouted from the rooftops" (Luke 12:3)
So why do we think we are so clever when we sin in our alone time? We will eventually be found out. We fail to be faithful every single day and every single day we need forgiveness.
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