Around this time each year, we make a habit of sharing the stories of how the God of the Bible invaded a life, sometimes through a song or word on SPIRIT 105.3. The beauty of a story is that it reveals to us that often, we share the same secrets as the one in the story. Loss, pain, fear, loneliness… the names, faces, and situations might be different, but among the whole human family we all have basically the same secrets.
Our hearts are disquieted by the deep desire we have to be completely open to another, revealing all our secrets, and yet that’s the thing we also fear the most. It is important to share our fears, our pain, our secrets with someone to keep us grounded to who we really are, and who He really is… otherwise, we’ll begin to accept ourselves as the edited, photo-shopped version that resides on social media.
Sharing a secret is a great way to remember and reveal how God has intersected your world and is doing something powerful and healing, or at the very least, the place you need Him to do that work. When you open yourself in that way, friends become like family as they breathe a quiet sigh of relief upon discovering they’re not alone in their secret. And in the end, pouring out the hidden parts of you before Him is worship, and is perhaps the point when we are closest to Him.