This “masked” creature came to me yesterday morning asking if I would read the Bible with her. Of course, there’s nothing I’d rather do with my grandchildren. We had a good time together and she had fun hiding behind the mask.
Hiding behind a mask—isn’t that what we often do? We put on a good front when on the inside we are full of turmoil.
The mask reminded me of something I’ve been thinking about for a few days, ever since I found these tomatoes hidden way inside the plant.
A while ago I wrote about my three tomatoes I was so proud of—thinking those were the only three I would get. Then I found this hidden fruit.
Fruit is to be enjoyed, not hidden.
This is what Jesus said:
“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”
The purpose of the fruit, of the good deeds, is to glorify our Father. God’s Holy Spirit has good fruit he wants to produce in our lives. The apostle Paul wrote a list in his letter to the Galatians:
I have four tomato plants. Two of them were planted in the corners of my fence and have had too much shade. There is no fruit on those plants. The other two plants have had direct sunlight all summer. The one that got the most sunlight had all those hidden tomatoes. One thing I’ve learned is that tomato plants need lots of sun.
In our Christian walk we need to be in the SON; we need the light of the SON shining on us. The fruit should not be hidden. We need to exhibit it to glorify our Father.
No hiding behind masks!
No hiding of your fruit!
Let your life be a shining beacon showing the way to the SON!