I had a really nice time this morning waking up my son – he was very snuggly & wanted to share a secret. When I told him that I was listening, he said, “you first – you share a secret first & then I’ll tell you my secret.” So I paused for a minute to think about what level of secret to share (secret ingredient in my pecan pie or a secret pain in my heart). I decided to go with the deep option & shared something with him that is super close to my heart. He assured me that my secret is safe with him. After this, he also shared a deep secret with me & we had a very nice deep conversation.
This interaction has caused me to think about my relationship w God – I think He wants to more thoroughly love us by coming into the secrets we keep in our lives. Indeed, when my son shared his secret with me, I felt lots closer to him. With this experience, I’m even more convinced that God wants to be closer to us & one way that we cooperate with His desires is to be more vulnerable & transparent with Him. We must know that He never rejects us – even in our worst state & when we are wholly deplorable to ourselves. You are highly treasured & deeply valuable to your Creator