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2 Corinthians 3:12 – 4:2

The Light of Truth

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2 Corinthians 3:12 – 4:2

The Light of Truth

By Lois Parker Edstrom

There are good secrets and bad secrets. An example of a good secret is when you plan to surprise someone you love with a party or gift to celebrate their birthday. You feel excitement as you help prepare decorations and food, wrap a gift or arrange a bouquet of flowers.

This is a good secret because it makes you feel happy, and when the secret is revealed, it makes the birthday person happy.

A bad secret is one that makes you feel ashamed. It could be about something you did or something that someone else did or said. Right from the start this kind of secret feels bad. It may cause you to feel frightened and worried. What can be done?

We know that God’s Spirit is a Spirit of Love and the Bible teaches us that “where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (freedom)” (3:17).

We always feel better when we can talk to someone about what is worrying us. Begin with God, remembering that God loves you. Pray about how frightened and sad and worried you are. Then go to a loving adult who will be able to help you sort out and handle the bad secret.

When a secret has been hidden away in darkness it feels good to get it out in the light. You will feel lighter. You will feel free. It is a very brave thing to do and the light of God’s love will shine in your life.

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2013, Richard Niell Donovan