Monday, January 3, 2011

Hidden in Christ, Nothing Left to Hide

One of my oldest, closest friends lived a double life until he was broken under the weight of his sin. He reflects on the difference the gospel made in a piece called On Fireworks and Hope. An excerpt:
I had no fear of the truth, though; by God's grace I had no fear. When I lived my double life (years prior) I guarded everything in my life with intensity. I didn't want anyone to rummage through my wallet, my cell phone calls, my text messages, my vehicle, my computer records, or my bank transactions, and I made darn sure that those items were kept safe from prying eyes. Since January 2008 -- that blessed month of severe mercy -- I couldn't care less if someone wanted to go through my records with a fine-tooth comb, and in the case of the authorities in my life, I wish they would be so thorough. How true I found these proverbial words to be: "The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion" (Proverbs 28:1).
A good bit of Eric's story appears in my forthcoming book Gospel Wakefulness.

Perfect love drives out fear, friends. When one is hidden in Christ, he has nothing left to hide.

1 comment:

Josh Cousineau said...


This story is great. I have, this week alone, be 'told the truth' about two men who look the part, yet have been cheating on their wives for the last couple months. This was timely and helpful to me to help think through how to bring the gospel into their mess of a life. Thanks man!