Oh To Be Wise Meditations
We judge by our faces. Our faces people see every day and we make judgment calls on peoples reactions and looks. We tend to always judge surface level and never take the time to look within. We miss out on so much by not taking the time to know somebody. Think about how many faces you see a day whether at the store, traffic, and at work. You can't talk to everybody of course. But their are people God is calling us to do and we avoid them for the strangest of reasons. People hide behind their faces, and don't want to even look at you just in case you say hi. Many times even I walk with my head down my face away from people so that I can avoid people. Imagine the look Jesus gave people when He would walk by them. Those eyes that can pierce every soul and know their intentions. There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance, nothing to attract us to him. He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins! Amazing how Jesus bore our sorrows to the point where people who hide there faces from him. So many people can't even lift there eyes to heaven and are ashamed carrying heavy burdens. Like the story of the Pharisee and publican who beat his chest saying LORD forgive me, could lift his face towards heaven. Lets look people in the face and stop judging on the exterior we see. Many don't have the strength to show themselves or even know how. They only know how to put on a face and fake it long enough till we pass them by. Thank you Jesus that you take the time to know us and look past our masks. Let us do the same for others who are putting up a good face hoping we judge by our faces. A face tells a lot actually, it tells a story if you are able to hear their heart.
Meditate 2 John 1;12