In the cartoon The Family Circus , recently, a little guy is drawing his brother’s picture, who, seeing it is unimpressed. He says, “Hey! You said you were gonna draw me. “I don’t look like that!“ the artist replies, “Well maybe you don’t know what you really look like.” We smile, but there’s also a timely reminder here. It’s easy to have a distorted self image, not only of our outward appearance, but also concerning our “inner selves.” God’s Word, the Bible, is the only reliable source of truth on this subject. He inspired Isaiah to describe all mankind as follows. “All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way…” Earlier, Paul had written “there is none righteous, no not one.” Only when we’ve taken an honest look at ourselves, admitting that we do indeed “ look like that,” and need outside help from above, are we ready to ask for cleansing and transformation. We then can become members of God’s great family. That’s a minute of truth!
Pastor Alex Rockwell
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