Solomon was quite the romantic. One of his lines was “I have compared you, my love, To my filly among Pharaoh’s chariots. (Song of Solomon 1:9)   I’m not sure how women today would feel being compared to shorn sheep, horses and doves but it seemed to work for him. Solomon had noticed the doves living high up in the craggy rocks around his home. The courting doves lived their lives in secret.
Subsequently, Solomon says to his bride. “O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, In the secret places of the cliff, Let me see your face, Let me hear your voice; For your voice is sweet, And your face is lovely.”( Son 2:14)
The king calls his bride a dove but surely we can all hear the Divine cry as well. The Father wants to see our face in the secret place. Father wants to hear our voice from the secret place in the rock. The secret place is where He sees us and hears our voice. (Matthew 5)
What we do in secret will touch our Father the most. It will affect our family the most. It will stamp your children the most. It will affect the life of your church the most. It is always that which we do in secret that our Father is most interested in. We might pray but it’s our prayer in secret that he notices most. We might give but it is the secret giving that he sees.
It is our hidden life, our secret life that matters. It is the hidden roots of the tree that make it fruitful. It is the hidden foundation of the building that makes it strong.
Friend, let’s meet Our Father in the secret place today. He’s waiting to hear your voice and see your face.

Published by Jim Shaw