My hubby had to work the day we left for our road trip to Arizona, so we left a little later than we wanted to. It was just after noon, and by the time we got to southern Utah, darkness surrounded us and we couldn’t make out much more than the bends and hills of the road we were traveling. We had no idea what we were missing out on until the drive home when we were blown away with such beautiful views!
Our little Judd kept saying, “Look at what God made guys!” The darkness had hidden this special treasure of mountain and lake scenes surrounded by red rock, yet we were all awestruck once we could see.
“There is no creature hidden from God’s sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him whom we have to do” (Hebrew 4:13).
Nothing is hidden from God! The story of your life, He knows. The way you talk, He knows. The hidden places of your heart, the things that make you tick, the good and the bad, He knows.
“Take care, brethren, that that there not be in any one of you an evil, unbelieving heart that falls away from the living God” (Hebrews 3:12).
Nothing around us and nothing we do, escapes God. The bible tells us one day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that He is Lord. So, today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your heart. It was because of unbelief that the Israelites could not enter rest. Life on earth is so short, entering rest is for eternity! It is so important!
For those who have already given their lives to Jesus, keep running the race and encourage each other while today is still called today, so that none of us will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. Hang in there! We have a Lord who knows what it’s like to be tempted, and yet He lived without sin.
“Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).
During this short time of life on earth, and while we cannot see much beyond the bends and hills, let us keep traveling the walk with Jesus, who we can confidently draw near to, and Who will give us mercy and grace in it all. The glory revealed to us is promised to exceed anything we can imagine.