‘for the Lord does not see as mortals see, they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart’ (1 Samuel 16 v 7)
What are we sure of in life? – death and taxes are the “negative” answer! For How often do we hear the phrase ‘You need to make a good impression” - which usually refers to the way we present ourselves to others in respect of our appearance. Does our hair look good, are our clothes smart and have we polished our shoes. We seem to be more accepting of people if they appear to be well turned out and we assume that they will be as nice on the inside as they are on the outside!!
God does not care about our appearance, what he deeply cares about is what is in our hearts, the way that we treat each other and the love that we share with all our fellow human beings - regardless of race, gender, or monetary wealth. We are all equal in His eyes and we are all deserving of His unending love.
Lyn Hayes, ALM