Yesterday in our Masks mini-series we talked about “Masks” and how we put them on to hide from ourselves, from God, and especially from other people. I offered you the second step to taking off your mask – today I offer you last and most important step…
Remember the Cross
Chances are that when you take of your mask people won’t actually reject you. Because everybody deals with crap, and they probably assume that you do to. But even if they do reject you – who cares! Who cares if they reject you. Who cares if they are disappointed. Who cares if they don’t want to be in community with you!
You are probably thinking:
What do you mean who cares?!?!? I care!!!
Well Jesus doesn’t care. Jesus paid for those sins that you are afraid to expose and his opinion is the only opinion in the entire universe that matters. At the end of the day – everybody might reject you, abandon you, hate you, ridicule you, but Jesus won’t. You might disappoint others but Jesus won’t be disappointed. There is something very freeing about living in that truth – of knowing that you are secure in Jesus because of the cross… of knowing that there is nothing you can do or be that will separate you from the love of God. If you really believe that – if you really believe the cross – if you really believe the gospel, then you can be free to walk around and think – I don’t care what you think about me! I know how the king and creator of the universe feels about me – And that is good enough for me!