Looking at this picture I realized that I am not so white as I thought I was.
It is crazy how all my life I’ve been told that I am too pale, too white.
Fun fact: when I was little my mom’s friends were always asking what is wrong with me, that I look too pale and she should help me get well. With a smile on her face my mom was always answering: ¨She’s fine! She is just having pale/fair skin¨.
Now, to some of the people that got to know me recently, I may not look so pale (of course I also use self tanner sometimes and makeup, hehe) but trust me, my skin color was very bright white.
So where am I trying to go with this? You see, this picture reveals a truth about ourselves that it is so hard to see sometimes. Just in contrast with this striking chalk white paint that was on my hand, I could see the real color of my skin. At a second glance, it doesn’t look so white anymore, right?
I found the same thing to be truth when I looked at me, deep, inside of me. I compared myself this time using the Word of God. Christ as my standard.
I found that I am not so white (pure) as I thought. I found that compared to what God says that I should be…I am actually far from white. I know that I have been saved by the grace of God and that by His blood I have been made completely white, but I’ve been reminded how I need to take daily my Bible, ask God to examine me, and help me repent of my hidden sins over and over again. Just then I can say that ¨I am white.¨
I encourage you to do the same. Use God’s Word as a guide to see your deepest color. And as you see your incapability to remain white, look to Crist, who stained His white robe so you can be WHITE as snow.
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Psalm 51:7