09 April 2013

Faith Sees the Savior

Excerpted from "When God Whispers Your Name" © 2001 by Max Lucado

"I stand a few feet from a mirror and see the face of a man who failed... who failed his Maker. Again. I promised I wouldn't, but I did. I was quiet when I should have been bold. I took a seat when I should have taken a stand.

If this were the first time, it would be different. But it isn't. How many times can one fall and expect to be caught?...

Your eyes look in the mirror and see a sinner, a failure, a promise-breaker. But by faith, you look in the mirror and see a robed prodigal bearing the ring of grace on your finger and the kiss of the Father on your face...

Your eyes see your faults. Your faith sees your Savior.

Your eyes see your guilt. Your faith sees His blood."

1 comment:

Suzanne Shumaker said...

That's a powerful passage. I think that the more we can see ourselves through God's eyes, the more we want to live up to that image.