What is it about secrets and secret hideaways and secret treasures that makes us want to know more? Most of us have an intense desire to know what’s in the box, what’s in that unreachable garden, what that whispering person said, what lies after this life. The odd thing is though, finding out the answers is not always as satisfying as we imagine. There is something thrilling and exciting about not knowing, about waiting and imagining. Sometimes the expectation of the secret itself is the treasure.
The older I get, the more I am learning to enjoy the unknowable, the mystery, the secret. My children can tell you of many times when they ask me an unanswerable question, I shrug my shoulders, smile, and say, “It’s a mystery.” And that’s half the fun; life would be utterly too predictable and boring and overwhelming if we knew it all.
“The secret things belong to the Lord our God.” – Deuteronomy 29:29a
Treasure the mysteries and secrets. Trust God to work out the ending.