Hidden truth

“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end;
if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only
soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.”

C.S. Lewis

(the devoured barberries hide an empty nest / Julie Cook / 2016)

Upon first glance,
the only thing visible is a hodge podge of half eaten barberry bushes.
This time of year, late Summer, is when something devours most of the leaves—
exposing the spindly spikes of the barberry.

Upon closer examination, hidden within the thicket of thorns,
rests the remnants of those who have come and gone…
the hidden fact of life amongst the deadly detractors of the obvious.


All that is hidden, lurking contently in the shadows,
will eventually be revealed.
No matter how hard it is meant to be hidden,
concealed or kept out of sight from innocent eyes.

It may not be now,
it may not be within the desired timing for those who yearn…
But it will be…
Because that which is…
will not…
can not…
be contained.

For the Truth cannot remain hidden forever….
It refuses to be neatly tucked away…
It gently simmers,
eventually rising to a rolling boil…
for it’s day of reckoning will arrive…
and woe be to those who once fought to keep it concealed…

“Because he who is blessed in the earth Will be blessed by the God of truth;
And he who swears in the earth Will swear by the God of truth;
Because the former troubles are forgotten, And because they are hidden from My sight!

Isaiah 65:16