"And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit."
(2 Corinthians 4:18)
Happy Memorial Day Weekend, Sweet Things!
I must say, I'm living in freedom today. Yesterday, as I was searching high and low for something to wear, I kept dismissing one outfit after another because I didn't have a scarf to match. Do men have this same struggle with their wardrobes? I really don't think they do.
And, to make matters worse, I was at my parents' house, and trying to pick something from my Chelsey's closet (er, uh, floor - you know how teenagers keep their rooms) to wear. She has the cutest clothes, and she left me with permission to wear them.
Finally, as I picked up the fourth or fifth option, I thought, "I'm done. I'm done with this scarf business. It's hot, and I'm just so over this whole veiled head game."
I texted Brian to make sure he was okay with me losing the covering, and then when he said, "Do it! You look great!", I put on a little more eyeliner, a bright shade of lipstick and left the house with an extra spring in my step.
We ran a few errands, went to a few public places, and it was no big deal. People didn't stare or giggle as I walked by. Isn't it crazy how we convince ourselves that others actually CARE what we look like. They don't. They're too busy having their own wardrobe struggles to give two hoots about mine. And, like a scarf isn't just as attention-grabbing as severely short hair. Anyway, I'm getting way off track, but I just wanted to let you in on the craziness of my mind.
As we drove around, me with my free head, I kept thinking of one word, "FREEDOM!"
We are celebrating those who gave their lives for our freedom. And, we constantly live with the freedom that only Christ brings.
I thought about the phrase from the verse I wrote above, "And we, who with unveiled faces..."
Because of the freedom of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross, we can be ourselves in Christ. We don't have to shield any of ourselves from Him. Sometimes I think that Christians think that they have to hide their true selves from God. Y'all, He knows us, every single part of us; the good, bad, and ugly. Yet, He loves us.
Approach Him in victory, with an unveiled face today. For, He delights in you.