The big piles of snow in Minnesota are melting. They are no longer pure white but show the dirt beneath and inside.
This is how I look inside. Sometimes I do good. Sometimes I do bad. I tend to measure myself by how much good I do. If there were a scale, would my life be balanced equally between the good and the bad or would one side be weighed down more than the other?
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
All includes me. And if I stop at this Scripture, I would not see any hope for me. But, as Paul Harvey used to say, here’s the rest of the story.
Romans 4:7 Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven,
whose sins are covered.
I have a “covering.” A robe that Christ puts over me. A robe that is clean –righteous. It represents the life He lived. And He covers me with it if I believe in Him.
No longer does God look at my life and see all the dirt. He only sees goodness because I am covered by the life of Jesus.
Romans 3:22 This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.
And I am happy inside. Now the challenge – to look at other people the same way.