Hidden in the Unhideable One
"Then he got up and left that place and went off to the neighbourhood of Tyre. There he went into a house and wanted no one to know where he was. But it proved impossible to remain hidden..." Mark 7
Here's a subtle little thought. If we focus first on intimacy with Jesus, there will always be voices that say that we're too inward, too individualistic in our outlook about what "Christianity" is. Yet consider Paul's later words about the reality of our salvation and what it means both practically and positionally:
"For, as far as this world is concerned, you are already dead, and your true life is a hidden on in Christ." Colossians 3:3
Our new life means certain death of the old; our place now is meant to be a hidden one: hidden in the living person and personality of Jesus Himself. And yet who is He? One who "gets up, leaves a place, goes off to another neighborhood. There He goes into a house and wants no one to know where He is. But it proves impossible for this Jesus to remain hidden."
The highest expression of us is to be hidden within the Unhideable One; to allow our anonymity to accelerate His aroma, His presence. Crawl on in; Abide in Him; let His life supersede all.
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