Masks, A Cover Up



When you hear the word Mask you immediately think of Halloween or a Masquerade Ball or maybe even the sport, Fencing. Masks come in all shape and sizes. They can make you beautiful as a Princess or horrid as a monster. They are used to cover, hide, and protect. When you wear a mask you get to be someone else. The mask covers up who you are. For instance, a masquerade ball was a place where the wealthy came for a social event and they wore elaborate  masks. It was an exciting time to be mysterious and intriguing, dashing or daring without anyone knowing who they were. Women could be flirtatious; men could be bold, the night held a place of secrecy.

There is another mask that a lot of us wear unware called an invisible mask. A mask that hides and protects, not letting anyone see the real us. Sometimes, we look at people and think they have it all- the hair, nails, clothes- the perfect 10. But, if the truth be known, most of them may just be wearing a mask. It can be seen through the fake laugh that burst out when something isn’t that funny in order to look good. It’s in the girl, who looks in the mirror thinking she needs to be thin just because she wants to be accepted even though, she’s desiring that chocolate covered doughnut. It’s in the couple who argues most of the time, then when in public they act as if they are the perfect couple. Isn’t it time to peel off the mask and be the person that we are made to be.

God see’s through the mask down to the “the real you.” He sees all the flaws, mistakes and failures and yet loves us completely. Psalm 139, tells us that God searches us and knows us. He knows us from the inside out. He knows a word before it comes off our tongue. He is familiar with our daily life. He isn’t surprised by us. He knows every thought, every worry and every hurt. There is nowhere we can run from Him. He can peel the mask and make us new.

This week take time to look in the mirror and see who you really are, and begin to have the courage to remove the shackles of your mask.


About Brenda Scruggs

Brenda studied journalism in high school which stirred her imagination into putting words on paper. Years later, she read an author’s interview that awakened the creativity that laid inactive. She gathered her thoughts and laid her pen to paper and hasn’t stopped. Brenda loves to create stories in either Contemporary or Historical settings that take the reader on travels of conflicts and suspense with a flavor of romance. Her characters are strong and determined while facing oppositions that could alter their way of life. She is married and lives in Tennessee. She takes pleasure in watching television with her husband, eating Mexican food and scribbling her thoughts on paper. She is the author of, “The Chocolatier.” A delightful story of romance that is sure to melt your heart as you swirl through the pages relishing Charlene and Charles encounter. Brenda writes creative and enjoyable stories, devotions and games that are inspiring and uplifting that reveals how God works secretly in the lives of her characters. Brenda has been published in the Judson Press. – devotional. http:/
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