We are like icebergs. Only a small part of the enormity of who we are is visible on the surface.
Much lies hidden. Concealed to the untrained eye or casual observer.
Strangers to ourselves, with our lives laid bare before God.
Nothing about you or I is a surprise to Him. We are fully known and we are completely loved and accepted.
Yet how hard it can be sometimes to see the ‘real’ me/you or accept who we are.
I am a composite reflection of all the people I’ve ever been ~ a girl-child, a lost soul, a teen, Jesus follower, wife and mother become grandma, who has a degree of God-given insight into her ways.
But I feel I’ll always be a bit of a mystery to myself, because who I am in Christ is an ongoing construction, ‘work in progress’ here and into eternity.
And the woman I am now is a just a snapshot of the experiences, thoughts and feelings that help make up my disposition, character and ways of reacting.
She is ineffably changed through her faith in Christ and inextricably linked to her life on earth.
Until.. Jesus returns to free us from its chains and reveal all that has lain concealed.
For now, I seek to be as authentic as I know how as I lean heavy on the Lord and learn from Holy Spirit-whispered insights.
To live out the hope within me, to reveal God’s goodness and grace, and conceal nothing that might help another soul feel less alone, or become blessed and encouraged by my testimony.
We can all be grace-imparters, joy-bringers and gift-givers to others, flawed and imperfect as we are.
‘Concealed and revealed’
concealing all my fears
a waterfall of tears
from confessing faults and flaws
wanted to slam such open doors
my heart and mind and will
I was far from capable
out to You in grief and pain
away all my guilt and shame
to release me from death’s sting
me now, You bring Peace within
washes clean all earthly stain
renews, makes me whole again
#1000gifts ~ I’m so grateful to God for some brief energy and inspiration to write today, especially when both have been in short supply lately!