Cloaked, Hidden, Veiled


Long time Star Trek viewers will know that a “cloaking device”  was a technology utilized by different intergalactic species to render ships, stations, equipment, personal, and sometimes whole planets to be invisible to the naked eye and/or sensors from enemy ships.  These devices were often used by starships to move unhindered and undiscovered, thus adding the element of surprise during an attack when the ship was uncloaked.  For more information on this sci-fi technology click here.

The human eye is a marvelous thing, but sight alone is only 1/5 of the sensory characteristics built into the average human being.  The human brain requires all of these five senses to properly assess and render insights and focus to the challenges we face in life.

Even then, when completely attuned to all the data input from these senses, life can at times seem cloaked, mysterious, or hidden as if trying to see through some dark veil.  Contrary to the poster above, everything is (not) in perfect focus if your vision is alright.  Just the opposite at times, what I see seems more like a hodgepodge of random letters arranged into a column for no purpose at all.

The apostle Paul said [1 Corinthians 13:12] “For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.”

The Old Testament shepherd/king – David – said [Psalm 102:2] “Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my distress; incline Your ear to me; in the day when I call answer me quickly.”

Trust me when I say that this life doesn’t have to feel so mysterious, hidden or cloaked.  God isn’t holding out on you, or keeping Himself or His will cloaked behind a veil.  In fact, the mysteries have all but been erased through Jesus’ death on the cross, when the veil in the temple was torn completely in two, from top to bottom. [Matthew 27:51]

For those who are true Christ-followers today, Jesus made this original promise to his apostles, but in essence it was also intended for every person who trusts in Him as Lord and Savior.

John 16:13-15
But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said that He takes of Mine and will disclose it to you. 

John 14:26
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.

Nothing in this life that is in God’s will for you to know will be cloaked, hidden or veiled from you.  However, make sure you hear what I just said, “that is in God’s will for you to know.”

I did not say we would know all things, or that all things would be in perfect focus.  It’s not wrong to ask “why?”  It’s just important to be realistic about the answer you might receive from God when you ask it.

I would alter the image above and say it this way.

Everything is in perfect focus if your vision is on Jesus Christ.

If not, life will more often than not seem veiled, hidden, or cloaked.



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