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Where wrinkles don't count


This morning as I was putting on my very wrinkled clothes, I was struck by the glad thought that there is a place where wrinkles don't count.


Most of the time we live superficial lives where we are judged by appearance… what we wear and how we look become important to us but there is a place we can go, where those concerns are put into perspective and a very small place they consume!


Our loved ones don't see wrinkles when they look at us. Our grandchildren don't judge us when they play with our sagging skin. They see the person we are within the aging body and they love us still. That's the place I want to be…


Jesus doesn't look at my robes and adornment. He looks deep into my heart. His eyes never criticize my lack of refinement when He gently probes my innermost thoughts and shows me my hurt and rebellion. He knows my every weakness and my secret sin and He never turns away when I hesitatingly seek Him. He opens His arms and draws me in! That's the place I want to be…


The earth and sky and the living creatures are not concerned with my appearance. They live their lives as if I were just a part of the whole natural world and not the centre of it as I so often presume. If I am lucky and I sit quietly enough, they may include me in their activities for a moment, never stopping to assess my apparel but rather the harmlessness of my person. That's the place I want to be…


There is a place where wrinkles don't count. It's a place of honesty, sincerity and love. That's the best place to be.


Our loved ones don't see wrinkles when they look at us. Our grandchildren don't judge us when they play with our sagging skin. They see the person we are within the aging body and they love us still. That's the place I want to be…


Jesus doesn't look at my robes and adornment. He looks deep into my heart. His eyes never criticize my lack of refinement when He gently probes my innermost thoughts and shows me my hurt and rebellion. He knows my every weakness and my secret sin and He never turns away when I hesitatingly seek Him. He opens His arms and draws me in! That's the place I want to be…


The earth and sky and the living creatures are not concerned with my appearance. They live their lives as if I were just a part of the whole natural world and not the centre of it as I so often presume. If I am lucky and I sit quietly enough, they may include me in their activities for a moment, never stopping to assess my apparel but rather the harmlessness of my person. That's the place I want to be…


There is a place where wrinkles don't count. It's a place of honesty, sincerity and love. That's the best place to be.

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