Yesterday was another beautiful day. For me, it was yard day. The beautification process had begun the day prior with my hibiscus plant. I had been so consumed with studying for months, and then there was the rain, that this was my first attempt to clean up my yard from winter’s hybernation.
I had help. Thank you for that! I spent my day trimming and pruning all the trees and bushes I could reach of their straggling new growth. I thoroughly enjoyed pulling the weeds in my two mulched areas. After all the rain they were easy breezy to remove, leaving me with a sense of accomplishment as I watched my pile of debrisk grow.
I went to Ace Hardware and bought 10 bags of mulch and 10 new solar lights to stick along the front perimeter. Then I went home and began raking the wet leaves out of the corners of my three mulched areas.
And look what I found!
I had a new pet! I hadn’t seen a turtle in years! Mr. Turtle was buried deep beneath the wet leaves in the corner against my house, safe from predators. I had exposed him.
It reminded me of an expression. You can run, but you cannot hide.
How about you? Do you try and hide from predators? Those lurking around out to get you. Or is it God you are currently hiding from? Enjoying living your life your way on your terms with no concern with how you treat others or that anyone is watching.
Well, if that’s the case, news flash. Let me tell you, someone always is watching. All the time. God is. He knows all. He sees all. And someday we will each be responsible for telling all. To God. To account for all our actions.
Just like my friend, Mr. Turtle, we can run, but we cannot hide.
Let’s all live our lives with nothing to hide. Being transparent for all to see. Always doibg the right thing. Leaves or even a hard outer shell cannot cover our shame. Our sin. Only our God can.
Join me today in stripping away those things we try to hide. And let’s leave hiding for Mr. Turtle. Who by the way is still in the corner of my yard. Leaves no longer covering him. Now it’s a fresh batch of mulch.
And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do. Hebrews 4:13
Love and laughter,