Out of the mouths of babes…

Our church hands out Bible Bucks to children who bring their Bibles, say their verses, lend a helping hand to others. The kids can trade their Bible Bucks for prizes at the “store,” aka the toy and candy stash.

My oldest daughter, age 7, has been saving her Bible Bucks for weeks because she wanted to buy a birthday gift for her dad. His birthday is on Saturday.

Clutching her bucks, my daughter “shopped” for just the right gift yesterday. She chose a blue toy car. She hid the car in a bag she’d brought just for that purpose.

When I picked her up from her classroom, she asked for my help. She wanted to make sure my husband didn’t open the bag before we got home and she had a chance to hide her gift.

After the gift was safely tucked away in her room, she let out a deep breath.

“It’s a lot of pressure when you’ve got something to hide.”

Dear heart, I know you’re talking about your dad’s birthday present, but that lesson is true in life, too.

It’s a lot of pressure when you’ve got something to hide.

Life is easier, simpler, more enjoyable when you don’t harbor secrets. Because secrets have a way of coming out, often at the most inopportune times.

The Bible says this:

There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. Matthew 10:26

My precious girl, when all your secrets are made known, I pray they will reveal deeds done in love, like the gift for your dad. I pray that your secrets will bring God glory by the way you’ve conducted yourself.

My grandfather used to say, “Live so you’re never afraid to open the front door.”

He was onto something.


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