Countdown to Liftoff – Day 25


“They got up and returned at once to Jerusalem. There they found the Eleven and those with them, assembled together and saying, ‘It is true! The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon.’ Then the two told what had happened on the way, and how Jesus was recognized by them when he broke the bread.” Luke 24:33-35

God has secrets.
“The secret things belong to the Lord our God.”
(Deut. 29:29)
I’m ok with that.
I don’t need to know everything He knows.
I don’t want to know everything He knows.

God knows our secrets.
“He knows the secrets of every heart.”
(Psalm 44:21)
I’m cool with that.
It’s good to be known that intimately.
I want to be known by Someone I can trust.

Sometimes, God tells us secrets.
“I will give you hidden treasures,
riches stored in secret places.”
(Isaiah 45:3)
I’ve found a few of those treasures in the pages of Scripture.
I’ve stumbled on a store of riches in quiet moments with Him.

Simon Peter was the first disciple to see the Risen Lord. He had a personal audience with Jesus, away from all the others. No details about that meeting were recorded. Peter was most likely dealing with feelings of utter failure after his triple betrayal. How sweet it must have been for Peter to get a moment with His Savior. They had a private reunion, off the record. It was just between the two of them — a confidential meeting, face-to-Face, man-to-Man, sinner-to-Savior.

Some of my quiet moments with Jesus
are meant to be kept between the two of us.

They don’t need to be shared on social media
or blogged about
or spoken of.
It’s good to have some secrets with God.

“When you pray,
go into your room,
close the door
and pray to your Father,
who is unseen.
Then your Father,
who sees in secret,
will reward you.”
(Matthew 6:6)

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