“This message was kept secret for centuries and generations past, but now it has been revealed to God’s people. For God wanted them to know that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles, too. And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory” (Colossians 1:26-27, NLT).
It’s exciting to have a secret and be able to surprise and amaze people with it. It makes you feel important, special and privileged.
God kept something secret for a long time, many generations in fact. We know he didn’t reveal it earlier because he was waiting for just the right time in our history. Paul reveals this secret in Colossians: Christ lives in the believer and this is how we have assurance of sharing his glory. The secret is out, but it’s not just for some. Everyone can have the special privilege of Christ living in them.