All are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account. Hebrews 4:13
Ever have that horrifying dream where, after taking the trek in to work or school, you found you forgot a critical part of your morning ritual? Worse than forgetting to put on deodorant or brush your teeth, as everyone laughs at you, you finally realize you forgot to get dressed. There you stand for all to see, completely naked. The rest of the dream is spent trying to figure out a way to cover up.
Naked we stand before our Creator and Judge. We can wrangle up some fancy looking cover-ups that impress each other, but God sees through it. No amount of fancy words or sterling works can disguise the fact that at our core, we are not okay. God knows. He strips us down and bares our souls. He forgives. Then He puts rich clothing on us – the robe of Jesus’ righteousness.
Jesus, clothe me in your goodness. Amen.