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  • Writer's pictureJill Jarrell Newsome

Are You Wearing A Mask This Halloween?

This Halloween, are you pretending to be someone you’re not. How about all of the other days of the year? Many of us wear masks to cover up things or disguise things. Maybe we are pretending to be someone we're not. Maybe we are pretending we have it all together when really it is all falling apart. We don't want someone to see the real us.

We wear masks to church. "Acting perfect in church is like dressing up for an x-ray!" God sees through our mask! He sees our flaws, sins, regrets and failures and still loves us! We can not hide from God so we may as well take the mask off and accept His gift of love! Adam and Eve wore masks - coverings. Genesis 3: 7, "Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked;so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves." After they disobeyed God, They felt shame, exposed and vulnerable so they covered themselves. Today, we do the same thing, thinking this will cover our pain.

Jesus tells us to come just as we are. We do not have to "clean up" for Him, He meets us where we are. 2 Corinthians 4: 2, "Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways;we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God." As Paul urged, we need to renounce hidden things. We need to be honest with God and ask Him to help free us from deceitfulness. Let's be real. God is the covering for His people.


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