“There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs” – Luke 12:2-3
Earlier this week, “Wikileaks” published a huge cache of documents supposedly taken from classified State Department transmissions. I will admit I haven’t followed the story that closely, but I have caught some headlines. Thus far, there appears to be absolutely no shocking information or disclosures. But, some of the disclosures are a bit embarrassing to certain folks in diplomatic posts.
So what have we learned? Well, it’s a great reminder that the truth will out. Those little embarrassing things you’ve said or done that you really wish would stay hidden forever seem to have a way of getting out. Sometimes those names you call other folks make it to their ears. Sometimes our private thoughts and conversations make it to the public forum.
To the Christian this is not a new phenomenon. Our lives our open books before the Lord. That’s the way it is when dealing with the omniscient. But it’s one thing to have your secrets laid bare before the merciful and forgiving God. It is a different matter to be exposed before broken people who may not take everything with a merciful stroke.
Perhaps we should all pay a little greater heed when that internal voice causes us to check-up before we say something we might regret if it were made public.