I must admit – I have a face that can be more like a mask than reality. I have a number of different profile pictures on my facebook page. Many look like a normal, ordinary old lady. Some are filled with toothy smiles (minus a few teeth.) There are pictures that show my comedic side, my confident self, my unsure self and someone entirely not myself. Facebook is not a true picture of who we are.

Just as drama isn’t reality for most of us, we lean towards putting our best foot forward on social media, in our daily work and dealings and anything that we do. The true “us” is often just like everyone else – with scars, imperfections, wounds, emotional ups and downs and insecurities. There’s even a commercial out there that shows people hiding behind a smiley face because they don’t want to expose their true inner self. Why do we place so much value on creating a facade for other people?

When it comes to reality, God knows what’s actually going on within us. He knows our fears and desires. When He took on human flesh, He experienced sadness, pain, loss, grief, hunger, poverty – all the big problems we face on a daily basis, yet He did not give in to any of them. We cannot hide what’s going on in our hearts when it comes to our Father, God. He created us before the seed was ever planted. He knows all of our failures and shortcomngs. He realizes that we cannot save ourselves from any of those failings, so He provided an answer. It’s an eternal answer that has taken away all the darkness of our souls and forgiven every one of our sins – past, present and future.

I will probably continue making different faces through the rest of my days. It’s part of who I am and what I do. My grandmother once told me that my face was going to stay that way if I continued to stretch it in all directions. Maybe she was right. The fact is that God knows who we really are and He loves us anyway. That’s great news for those who think they have to be someone they aren’t to gain approval.

Just as I am, without one plea,
But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bid’st me come to Thee,
O Lamb of God, I come! I come!

Just as I am, though tossed about
With many a conflict, many a doubt;
Fightings and fears within without,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come!

Just as I am, and waiting not
to rid my soul of one dark blot,
to thee whose blood can cleanse each spot,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come.

Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind;
Sight, riches, healing of the mind;
Yea, all I need, in Thee to find,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come!

Just as I am, Thou wilt receive,
Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
Because Thy promise I believe,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come!

Because Thy promise I believe,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come!


About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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  2. oneta hayes says:

    Whichever face I put on tomorrow it will not be the one I am wearing right now, nor the one with which I staggered out of bed this morning. Most mornings I do well (if late enough) but this morning the doorbell rang. I saw it was my granddaughter so I opened the door. They stood there saying something I couldn’t understand. What did they say? “Grandma, your security is going off. I knew within seconds what they said. 😀 Tomorrow will not require that face. Thanks for the song. One of the best.


  3. hatrack4 says:

    Early in this COVID madness I walked up to the pharmacy tech and told her that I like her smile. She said that she was wearing a mask and how could I see her smile? I said that I could see it in her eyes. She then asked, “Can you see when I stick my tongue out at you?!” We both had a laugh, a laugh that I think we both needed. Yes, we wear masks by putting on a brave face, happy face, whatever face. And you don’t know what you are missing until those faces are hidden. I saw a weather report from just north of you. If it dips lower, I would love to know that you are covering your face. You don’t want frostbite.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      I kind of like the masks that have smiles painted on them. At least it looks like they’re smilig at you. It is getting cold here but it as colder last weekend. Typical winter for us tough and hardy Minnesotans. (Cough, cough, sniff, sniff)

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  4. Kathy, this post speaks with the genuineness of the Spirit. The verses at the end fill me up with overflowing peace as I witness the Lamb of God.

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