Jessi just posted a blog at Day4ministries.com - a self-described group of young people with a passion for Jesus and a God-sized vision to change the world. They produce Christian media for the Internet. I am reposting the intro to her message here, and hope you will click through to read the full post. She is a spiritual thinker with a deep love for God, and for Jesus. Her message packs a healing punch. Go, go, Jessi!
Halloween is one of the best times of the year. You can become anyone you choose — a princess, a firefighter, a robot, anyone! By putting on a costume, you are instantly transformed into someone else, usually someone you view as bigger and better than yourself. So many people go through life this way. By putting on a mask, they hope to put on the appearance of being someone who they feel is greater than who they truly are. By putting on a masked smile, they try to hide who they are.
But the Bible tells us over and over that no one needs to do this. God says how He sees our true selves, that He knows what’s under our masks.
In 1 Samuel 16:7, God told Samuel to “not look at his appearance or his stature… Man does not see what the Lord sees, for man sees what is visible, but the Lord sees the heart.” Then, in Luke 12, Jesus told the disciples to
be careful of the Pharisees with their religious masks, for “There is nothing covered that won’t be uncovered, nothing hidden that won’t be made known.”
The amazing thing is that while He sees what’s behind our costume, HE STILL LOVES US... (Read the rest of the post at day4ministries.com.)