Man has been hiding from God and each other ever since.
Recently I was having dinner with my friend, Cecil “Cec” Murphey.
He being a well known author, was giving me insight as to developing my own style of writing.
Cec used words like “open” “vulnerable” and “transparent” to describe his style of writing.
He then asked me what moved me, what inspired me as a writer.
Before I could even think about it, the words, “A naked heart.”, came out of my mouth.
With tears stinging my eyes, I said, “What moves me is when someone rips their chest open, peels their rib cage back and shows me their naked heart. That is how I want to write. With a naked heart.”
And that is where the idea for this series came from.
That moment when I expose my heart to someone else and they to me.
Then I said, “I want to show someone my faults, my shortcomings, my warts, my scars and my imperfections. And them accept me and love me anyway.”
That is the heart of the gospel message.
That God accepts us for who we are and that we accept who God longs for us to be.
And why should God not accept us?
“He knows the secret of every heart.” Psalm 44:21
“The Lord gazes down upon mankind from heaven where he lives. He has made their hearts and closely watches everything they do.” Psalm 33:13-15
It is you and I who hide away our deepest secrets as though we hold a secret key to a chest of sins that only we know how to open and close.
God sees it all and accepts us anyway.