Friday, July 1, 2016

Bed Sheets


The record player still gets stuck on the same ‘ol song. “Put your clothes away where they belong. Don’t just throw them on your bed.” It’s the same conversation every time they wash clothes. Yes! The girls each wash their own clothes and they are responsible for putting them away.

Just before 8:00am, I tiptoed down the hall to the twins’ bedroom. I didn’t want to wake up the other girls so I didn’t do my normal morning song and dance. When I got down to the room, I saw that my daughter was already up and dressed for her gymnastics class. As I quietly stood in her bedroom doorway, I watched my ten year old daughter placing her flat bed sheet over a pile of clothes on a corner of her bed. I started to say something but I decided against it. I just stood there for a few more seconds, smiled, then walked away.

How often do you think God does that with us? How many times do you think God has watched you do something you knew was wrong? How many times do you think God has allowed you to do wrong in spite of the pending consequences? How many times have you thought you were getting one over on God?    

You know, God sees all and He knows all. There is nothing you can do that God is not aware of. There is no bed sheet large enough to cover the sins we commit each day. The sins that compound and grow bigger and bigger. The sins of commission. Even those of omission.

My caution to you today is for you to remember Luke 8:17. It says, “For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open.

We may not always receive immediate re-direction to straighten up. We may not always receive immediate discipline for our wrong doing. But that doesn’t mean that our actions go unnoticed. It simply means that it’s not time for the great reveal. So, for temporary comfort, you can use the bed sheet today. But don’t forget about how thin bed sheets are. Don't believe the bed sheet is really covering anything up. God knows exactly what you’re trying to hide.  He will respond in due time.

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