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I am never completely bare. Each and every day I carry around a myriad of shame or guilt over something I’ve done wrong. I’m not the first and I certainly won’t be the last in this as it clearly started in the book of Genesis.
“The man and his wife were naked and they felt no shame.” (Hmmm, those were nice days…I wonder how long this lasted?)
Ok, well, then they ate the fruit and ‘their eyes were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.” (I guess they were well equipped with needle and thread…)
Shame and guilt – now this all rests with us. It’s part of our inheritance. It’s part of the legacy of sin – handed down to us.
Redemption is ours too, and on most days I like to let God intervene and win this battle over guilt and shame. He’s great with that… He’s great with a lot of things.
If only… I will let him. One more wrong action, one more piece of guilt, one more piece of unnecessary shame…
Prayer, Forgiveness, Redemption. Thank You God. Amen!