Sometimes what is “underneath” is meant to stay underneath.
Exposure is not always a good thing.
Roots were made to be “underneath”…their job is to provide support and gather nourishment for the tree.
Overexposure damages the roots and weakens the tree. With enough damage and exposure to the root system, it won’t be too long before the tree will fall. There are some things that are just not made to come to the surface.
In this day of millisecond media, things are often exposed that should remain “underneath”.
An impulsive “click” here or there can cause incredible harm, and before the person realizes the possible harm, the damage has already been spread all over the state, nation, country,….world…in an instant.
The overexposure is there for all to see, and the damage is done.
So, here’s the thing. Love protects. I just don’t think the place for exposure is all over the internet. It’s in the confines of a group of people who will see what’s exposed, then embrace and cover. Love covers like a blanket. It sees a need, embraces, protects, and moves. Praying I have the courage to “cover” those within my reach, in my care.
Because, yes, sometimes what is “underneath” is meant to stay underneath.
“The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because LOVE COVERS over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.” I Peter 4: 7-11