Five Minute Friday: hidden

It’s been a good albeit long week of summer. We watched a summer movie ($1 at Regal), shopped for school shoes (already!), I had an interview on the Debbie Chavez show, we played at the pool a lot and did a lot of indoor activities trying to stay cool during a sweltering week. Today I take a break and return to the blog, joining in Five Minute Friday.

Five Minute Friday is my favorite of writing link-ups hosted by Kate Motaung. Her description draws me back every week, and the community of FMF keeps me writing – “This is meant to be a free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation. Just write.”

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Hidden holds intrigue and promise, like a buried treasure waiting to be found. It’s a new life blooming within a mother’s womb. A long cherished love that awaits the right time to be expressed.

Hidden is also shame-tinged. It’s where I store my latest failure – bolted, safe, secure, for no one to see. If you’ve been abused, you know the burden of a hidden secret.

Hidden is good or bad, depending on what it is we are hiding and why. If it’s the latter – the long-buried secret – it needs the light for healing and freedom. Those sorts of burdens aren’t meant to stay hidden and borne alone. Speak about it with someone safe. Feel the burden begin to lighten.

If it’s the first – the type of hidden that’s like a treasure waiting to be found – I can think of no better analogy for what the Bible calls us children of God: “hidden with Christ in God.” We are God’s treasured ones, kept close and precious. Our glory is waiting to be revealed. 

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10 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: hidden

  1. Visiting from FMF. I enjoyed your post and loved how you looked at the two different sides of “hidden”. So true that it can be both good and bad.

  2. Excellent post, Heather! And an applicable prompt, given the title of your site! 🙂 So glad you wrote and linked up with FMF. I’ve been thinking of you with your book launch! I pray that all is going well!

  3. Like Carly, I appreciated that you focused on both the healthy and unhealthy (dark) sides of hidden. Thanks for the reminder that, “We are God’s treasured ones, kept close and precious. Our glory is waiting to be revealed.” Visiting from FMF. Blessings.

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