Last week I joined Pinterest, and friends, let me tell you it’s addicting. Imagine all your favorite magazines rolled into one, big picture gallery. It’s overwhelming but wonderful.
While I perused the “Everything” gallery, I found these.
Isn’t it fascinating how far some people will go to disguise who they really are? Whether you think this is art or silliness, you and all of us have something in common with these models—we all wear disguises. We mask our true selves from each other.
How much we hide of ourselves usually depends on how well we know someone. When we pass a person on the street, we form an instant impression based on how that person looks and acts. That first impression may be very different from the heart of the person, the core of who he or she is.
To some extent, we wear disguises around the people we work with, socialize with, and worship with. We even wear disguises around our family members and closest friends. We wear disguises because all of us have thoughts, feelings, and even deeds that we don’t want anyone to know about. If we didn’t, we would be perfect.
The only One who sees our true selves is God. Hebrews 4:13 says, “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.”
God knows what is behind our masquerade, and He welcomes us anyway just the way we are. God knows us better than we know ourselves, and still, with all our imperfections we can approach His throne of grace confident that He loves us. What could be more wonderful than that?
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