KFC has been serving its world-famous fried chicken since 1930 using the same 11 herbs and spices since 1939 when Colonel Sanders perfected his recipe. Even though the recipe is top secret many have tried to figure it out over the years. The original handwritten recipe is securely kept inside a vault at KFC's headquarters in Louisville. However, in 2016 they came as close as they've ever been to knowing the 11 herbs and spices used at KFC when a reporter was shown a handwritten recipe from a Sanders family scrapbook. Even though people have tried to find out, there is still some mystery regarding the 11 ingredients.
The Colonel is not the only one with secrets. God has some secrets as well. One verse of scripture that helps us is found in Deut. 29:29: “The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law”. God has revealed so much in His precious Word. We can learn it and practice it as we follow Him. However, He does tell us there are some secret things that He has not revealed to us. He has not chosen to tell us all He is doing in the world. There are times when we have no idea what He is doing in our lives either. We just need to trust the depth of His wisdom and the power of His love for us.
The book of Job reveals all the sufferings that God’s faithful servant went through. His physical, financial, and family tragedies caused Job to ask time and time again “why”. During his trials Job didn’t know the invisible war going on between the devil and God. Yet he learned to trust Him even if he didn’t know why. Paul tells us: “Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!” (Rom. 11:33).
God has some wonderful secrets that “eye has not seen nor ear heard of prepared for those that love Him”. One day He will explain it all. But right now we need to trust His infinite wisdom and lean on His unchangeable love.