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Have you ever seen pictures that compare actresses with and without all of their “makeup”? How about an everyday person who has had a “make-over”? Or, professional photography that has been airbrushed?

There’s an attempt in this life to “touch-up” everything for appearance’s sake. Perhaps in some ways the effort is something beyond the mere attempt to be phony; it can also represent a longing that things be made perfect. We can only imagine what it will be like when all of creation will be revealed by God in its state of perfection – when all of the flaws are removed, not merely covered up.

The world and everything in it is currently broken, certainly ourselves included. We all know our own imperfections all too well. However, we sometimes forget that others are just as broken. That’s because we have all become quite gifted at attempting to hide our faults and failures.

So much in the public area is really just a façade. Religiously, politically, socially, things are rarely how they appear, but rather they are how others want them to appear. We all spend so much time fabricating masks. This concealment extends to every conceivable avenue and facet of life.

The grand news is that the true day of perfection is coming! The idea of “judgment” in the Scriptures is about setting things right: of correcting every wrong, of bringing all imperfection to perfection. This is God’s glorious plan! Nothing will be able to disrupt Him from reaching such perfection for His universe: not even us – laden with our current imperfections – for even our temporary imperfections are of His current design.

After all, we are all “His workmanship” (Ephesians 2:10) – “His achievement” (CV), “His handiwork” (Weymouth).  There is little wonder that Paul rejoiced with these words,

Being confident of this very thing, that He Who has begun a good work in you will perform it until the Day of Jesus Christ (Philippians 1:6).


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