You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:6-8
Each of us have different roles we play: mother, daughter, worker, friend. We act a certain way, wanting to be seen as competent, successful, pulled together in all ways. But, to be honest, sometimes it’s just an act. We hide our imperfections, afraid to let others see the real us. Sometimes, we even try to hide from God. Instead of coming to Him on bended need, acknowledging our sin and weakness, we stay away. We want to “handle” it ourselves. The thing is, we aren’t fooling anyone. God see us and it’s ok.
God doesn’t need us to be “perfect”. He KNOWS we’re not. God doesn’t condemn us because we fall short. God sees us where we’re at: the tired parent who has been worn down by, “mom, Mom, MOM!”. God sees our struggle to care for aging parents, honoring their presence but fearing their loss. God sees us as we’re pulled into so many directions, working, volunteering, caring for friends, family and community. God sees our desire to serve even though we frequently fall short and that’s ok. We cannot hide our true selves and we don’t need to. God sees our hearts. God sees our intentions. God sees our failures and loves us anyway. God sees us with all our imperfections and doesn’t turn away. We get caught up in our lives, worrying about what other people think of us. We’re caught up in ourselves whether it be for an inflated ego or negative self-esteem. BUT it doesn’t matter how others see us or how we see ourselves, it matters how GOD sees us. We’re blessed with the ultimate gift: He not only sees us, He accepts us. All we need to do is say, “Thank you!”