Whatever you put in there can not be seen or touched by other people.
1 Timothy 5:1-25
Reference: v.25 In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even those that are not cannot be hidden. (NIV Bible)
Explore: I’ve recently come back from overseas where I was a part of a short-term mission trip. When you travel to foreign places you are often carrying important documents that you don’t want to lose or get stolen. One way to stop that is to put them in a travel pouch. These are small, skin coloured bags that you wear underneath your clothing either hung around your neck or strapped around your waist. It’s like carrying around your own invisibility bag. Whatever you put in there can not be seen or touched by other people. Sure, you’d struggle to hide your children in there, but your passport and travelling money should be fairly discreet!
Application: Sometimes I think we would like to have an invisibility bag to hide the actions or words that have come out of our lives. We may have spoken harshly or actly rashly and now wish we could hide these things away so no one else can see them. And yet we know that we can not hide anything from God. He sees all the good and the not-so-good in our lives. I guess that’s what makes His grace even more amazing… He knows how dodgy we are, and yet He still loves us.
Prayer: Lord, nothing is hidden from Your eyes. May we strive to have a life that reflects Your love. Amen.
What are you holding in your invisibility bag? Is it time to confess it to our gracious God, who knows it anyway?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.