HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour.” Isaiah 45:15
In the nature of God, in the book of God, in the government of God — how many hidden things there are that we have no skill to unravel! It is well that there should be. The mysteries both glorify Him and humble me. It is good to walk with God in the dark!
When the sun rises on my soul, He hides. Quietly, unseen by others, perhaps unobserved by myself, He changes all my beliefs and loves and habits. It is like daybreak, which comes without observation. It is like the spring of the year, which will be with us before I know it. It is like the resurrection of Jesus, taking place in the grey dawn.
And while my day is running its course, He hides. He is with me always, but there is much to try me in His providential dealings with me. My holiness progresses slowly. My experience is filled with fluctuation and vicissitude. My sorrows tread fast on the heels of my joys.
And when the evening shadows fall round me, He hides. For my body, there is the dark grave. For my spirit there is life in His presence — yet not the full life which will begin on the morning of the resurrection.