HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.” Psalm 77:19
God’s Secrecy Keeps Us Faithful
And then, in closing, the secrecy of God is surely meant by God to keep us faithful. It is the pattern for our everyday life. It is given to help us on our daily round.
Rarely are we summoned to great deeds? To many of us, they never come at all. We are not beckoned along the shining road to anything that might arrest the attention of the world. We make our journey by a quiet way, with crosses that are commonplace and duties that are ordinary duties unclustered by any sparkle of glory.
There are blessings in a life like that, and there are hardships too. We miss the excitement and the music and the cheering. And it is on that level road when we are a little disheartened and discouraged that we should recall the secrecy of God.
When a man is famous, his footsteps are well known. He is not nearer God on that account. From the tiniest violet up to Jesus Christ, God moves in quiet and unobtrusive paths. And if it is thus He lavishes His beauty and makes His infinite sacrifice of love, we can be very near Him in our calling.
His way is in the sea, and so let mine be. Let me live and work where there is depth and freedom. His footsteps are not known–ah! happy God, who hast thus chosen to reveal Thyself. So would I move apart and live unknown and never seek the clamour and the show; for love is not there with gladness in its eyes, nor does the road to the kingdom lie that way.
This part of the message concludes the message on the secrecy of God. Thank you for allowing me to reach you in your homes, car, garden and in your private spaces. I pray that your hearts are blessed and the glory of the Lord shown in.