Noth­ing Hid­den

Sun.Star Pampanga - - OPINOIOPNINION -

Noth­ing in all cre­ation is hid­den from God’s sight. He­brews 4:13 In 2015 an in­ter­na­tional re­search com­pany stated that there were 245 mil­lion sur­veil­lance cam­eras in­stalled world­wide, and the num­ber was grow­ing by 15 per­cent ev­ery year. In ad­di­tion, mul­ti­plied mil­lions of peo­ple with smart­phones cap­ture daily images rang­ing from birthday par­ties to bank rob­beries. Whether we ap­plaud the in­creased se­cu­rity or de­nounce the di­min­ished pri­vacy, we live in a global, cam­eras-ev­ery­where so­ci­ety.

The New Tes­ta­ment book of He­brews says that in our relationship with God, we ex­pe­ri­ence a far greater level of ex­po­sure and ac­count­abil­ity than any­thing sur­veil­lance cam­eras may see. His Word, like a sharp, two-edged sword, pen­e­trates to the deep­est level of our be­ing where it “judges the thoughts and at­ti­tudes of the heart. Noth­ing in all cre­ation is hid­den from God’s sight. Ev­ery­thing is un­cov­ered and laid bare be­fore the eyes of him to whom we must give ac­count” (Heb. 4:12–13). Noth­ing is hid­den from God’s sight. Noth­ing is greater than God’s love. Be­cause Je­sus our Sav­ior ex­pe­ri­enced our weak­nesses and temp­ta­tions but did not sin, we can “ap­proach God’s throne of grace with con­fi­dence, so that we may re­ceive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need” (vv. 15–16). We don’t need to fear Him but can be as­sured we’ll find grace when we come to Him.

Noth­ing is hid­den from God’s sight. Noth­ing is greater than God’s love. Noth­ing is stronger than God’s mercy and grace. Noth­ing is too hard for God’s power.

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