Saturday, February 25, 2012

No Secrets In The Medicine Cabinet

I posted this on a blog I have begun between me and my two sons.  I will not post what I put on that blog here often, but I wanted to share it here today.

Several years ago I was talking with a friend.  In our conversation she told me she and her husband had gone to dinner at someone's home that I know.  She told who was there, what they had to eat and drink, and then added this:

"While I was there I went to the bathroom.  I always open the medicine cabinet when I use someone's bathroom.  It tells you so much about them. You wouldn't believe what I found?  There was a 
bottle of Viagra in there.  I can't believe they need that."

So why am I telling you this?  

First, don't open other people's medicine cabinets.  For that matter, don't open closets or cabinets or refrigerators or drawers or anything in someone's home unless you are invited to do so.  When you are invited into someone's home it is a privilege.  And I don't care if it's your best friend from high school and he's living in his first apartment.  It is still his private stuff in those places.

Second, some people (friends included) are going to be nosy.  They just might open your closets or cabinets or refrigerators or drawers or anything else.  If there is something that is personal, something you want to keep private then you just need to find a really good hiding place for it.

The title up there "No Secrets In The Medicine Cabinet" means just what it says.  There are no secrets in the medicine cabinet.  So clean your medicine cabinet and keep it clean.

Hebrews 4:13 
Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. 

Just like your medicine cabinet is not closed to people who come into your home, your life is not closed to God.  He sees it all.  You can never find a really good hiding place for anything you want to hide from God.  He sees it all.  Please go read Psalm 139.  And just like I told you to clean your medicine cabinet and keep it clean, I tell you clean your heart and keep it clean.

I love you,