I see you everywhere I go. You wear so many different masks but I know itís you. Thereís always that sadness around your eyes, that weary look that belies your confident pose and ready smile. Youíll never admit it, of course Ė the world looks up to strong people, and you need to be one. So you march when you feel like staggering, hoping nobody will see the tears filling your heart.
Have you been taught never to show your vulnerable side? Most of us are, either by people we love or pain from the past. Nobody who has been through hell on earth wants to experience it again. I donít blame you one bit for hiding. Iím not going to ask you what youíre hiding from. But what are you hiding in?
That may seem like an odd question. Itís true, though. When Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, they realized their nakedness. So they made clothing from foliage and hid from Godís sight. When they finally confessed their sins, God made them clothing from an animal skin. Something had to die to cover their shame.
So I ask the question again; what are you hiding in? What do you cover your shame with? Your fig leaf of choice will never cover you completely. Only Jesus can do that. Out of all the human beings who have ever lived, Jesus was the only one who was born without sin. He was the perfect Son of God, sent to bring salvation to everyone who believed in Him.
How did Jesus do this? He let sinful people condemn Him to death and didnít even fight back as they tortured and murdered Him. He carried all of our sins on the cross. What could possibly move God to allow this? Love. God loved you so much that He gave His only Son Jesus so that you could live with Him forever. Every drop of blood was for you. You see, somebody had to die to cover your shame.
Maybe you believe that youíre the exception to the rule. That youíve never been good enough for anyone else, so why should God be any different? He made you. If He thought You werenít worth it, you wouldnít even exist in the first place. Period.
But hereís the best news of all. Three days later, Jesus rose from the dead! Not even death could stand in His way. Because of His sacrifice, all who come to Him for life will find it. No more carrying your burdens alone. No more hiding from God.
So will you come to the cross? Will you lay your troubles down at Jesusí feet? Will you run into His arms, the best hiding place of all? I pray that youíll choose Him and I know Youíll never regret it. How, you ask? You see, I used to be you.
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I could not help read this article. It is an unusual way of trying to find someone to whom you can appeal to trust our Lord and Savior.
I wonder how many people will cotact you about learning about Jesus.
This is an unusual way to find someon. I hope you have success.
Ethel C. Pechman