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A Special Secret

If God whispered a special secret about himself in one ear of each of the seven billion people on the planet, all those secrets compiled wouldn't fully paint the picture of who he is, not even when combined with all the billions who came before us. 

However, he has done this very thing. He has given each of us a gift and a perspective that only we, with the help of his Spirit, can process into a tangible message. Once shared, this message reveals a bit more of his beauty to the world. Of course, it can't just be our processing, but it must be pressed through the sieve of his Word. It must align perfectly with his written Truth to escape being heresy. Why would he, after all, speak contradicting messages? He is Truth and Truth does not contradict itself. 

The message he has given me is this: children must hear that they can feel God's love for them through his good Creation. (For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. Romans 1:20)  Truly, it's a message for all of us, but I find it much more fun to talk with children. No offense to you grown-up children. 

What is your message? What specific mystery has God revealed through your story and brain and childhood and perspective and birth order and gifts and home and journey? What facet of his character is told about in scripture, but felt like the warmth of a fire or a hug through knowing you? 

Tell your story to somebody. Anybody. But don't forget to run back to the plumb line of scripture every day. Without it, your story is just your story, not his story. It's the special secret that makes your story history. 

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