Have you ever worn a mask? Perhaps you wore one to a costume party, to play a joke on a friend, or in a school play as a child. But, did you know that many people wear masks everyday?
Psychologists tells us that people wear masks for a variety of reasons. Some people wear masks in an attempt to be someone who they are not. Some people wear masks to try to hide the hurt and pain they feel from their past experiences. And some people wear masks in an attempt to hide their sins and failures from God and from others.
The Bible tells us in several places that trying to hide things from God is futile. In Jeremiah 16:17, God says, “Mine eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from my face, neither is their iniquity hid from mine eyes.” The Bible also says in Numbers 32:23: “…be sure your sin will find you out.” Ecclesiates 12:14 also says, “For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.”
God does not want you to live wearing a mask — running from your past and hiding who He created you to be. He knows all about your faults and failures. And He has done something about them. Two thousand years ago, he sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross and accept the punishment for your sins, failures, and faults that you deserve. He shed his own blood so you wouldn’t have to. And 1 John 1:7 says, “the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”
Instead of hiding the sins of your past, and continuing to wear a mask, you can bring it all before the Lord Jesus Christ, and He will wash you, cleanse you, and make you a new person in Him.
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