“My soul finds rest in God alone…my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken…he is my refuge.” (Psalm 62:1-7)
We were visitors and arrived a little before the service started at a church downtown. We slid into seats on the side up near the altar. It felt so peaceful. We were thankful for a place to worship, hear the Word of God and be with other believers.
Near us, I saw an older man come in and sit by himself. His body looked thin and fragile, yet strong. I couldn’t see his face until passing him later. It was then I noticed the sadness in his eyes. His whole demeanor actually seemed limp with, perhaps, grieving.
My heart went out to him; I breathed a little prayer. I don’t know him and probably never will. But I know someone who does.
God alone knows our deepest thoughts. Only Him. He alone knows our heart of hearts. In reality, we are known only to Him.
A beautiful gospel song says: Known only to him are the great hidden secrets, I’ll fear not the darkness when my flame shall dim; I know not what the future holds But I know who holds the future It’s a secret known only to Him.*
How wonderful, this God, our God, who alone knows all our secrets and everything about us, is so loving, kind, merciful, and comforting towards us, always.
That’s good news.
Inspirational Messages, Sally I. Kennedy 2015
*Carl Stuart Hamblen