I may have touched on this a time or two in past posts and I will probably do it again. Why, you ask? The answer is simple. I know too many people who can’t, won’t or have forgotten how to be real. And it’s sad. I can only imagine how difficult it must be for someone to wear a mask all the time, never letting their guard down long enough to be honest with those around them.
Even more disturbing is the fact that the “unreal” people aren’t even being honest with themselves.
My very talented and insightful nephew wrote a song called Mirrors and Masks with these lyrics:
Take of your mask and lay it at His feet
Who you are is discovered in your defeat
Strip away your pretense
Behind your face is another waiting to be found
Who is hiding under there?
Come out, come out wherever you are . . .
How much truth lies in those words! All pretense is stripped away in the presence of our Savior Jesus Christ if we but lay ourselves open to His love and mercy, and allow Him to complete the good work He has begun in us. There is no need for masks. Just hearts bared and hands raised in awe of the One who died to save us and give us the promise of an eternity with Him.
No more pretending. No fake smiles. No empty words. God sees the truth anyway.
Be who you were created to be. Be real.