So you messed up…
And your first thoughts:
“I don’t want Him to see me like this”
(Hiding, lying, delaying)
They seem like adequate covers in the moment
A quick fix
But take a second to think…
All leaves are fragile
They wilt sooner than later
Then they’ll just be garbage for clean up.
So too are the excuses we conjure
That are easily ruptured
Soon we must find additional leaves to cover these ruptures
Now layers of deception.
Like Adam, Eve and Habakkuk
Falsely we think He cannot look at us in our sin
So we hide, looking ridiculous in patched fig leaves
As our lives exponentially approach entropy
Until we acknowledge the account of the gospels
- Ripped veils of the Temple as He gave His life for us: Mt 27:51…
- The ultimate sin sacrifice
- Opening the Holy of Holies with His death: Lev:16:2
- That we may barge in boldly to find grace when we need it: John 5:14
It is beyond our mere finite beings to comprehend the ways of an infinitely AWEsome God!
That a holy God can harbour us in His presence
Compassionately removing our frail wilted fig leaves and clothing us with His grace.
From a Just and Merciful God!
No need to ever be ashamed.