Did you know that you are ‘wearing a false face’ all the time! People cannot tell by looking at you what kind of a boy or girl you really are deep inside. You may have a plain face but be a kind and wonderful person. Or you may be very nice looking and yet be mean and nasty. But there is Someone who can see what you really are! That is God!
God does not look at your freckles or the color of your eyes or skin. The most important thing is NOT whether you are tall or short; whether you are good or poor in your schoolwork; whether you are rich or poor. The most important thing is what God sees when He sees your heart. Your heart is the ‘real you.’
Do you have a clean heart? You know that you have evil thoughts and that you say and do naughty things. These things are called sins. You may try very hard to be good, but you can never get rid of sin by yourself.
What can be done so that God will be pleased with you? There was only one way. God sent His own Son, Jesus, to pay for your sins. He died to pay for them, but He rose again from the dead. If you will tell Jesus that you are sorry for your sins and ask Jesus to forgive them, He will gladly come and live in your heart. Then you will be pleasing to God when He looks at your, heart. You wiII then have Jesus to help you to be good and obey God’s laws.
He wiII forgive your daily sins. Jesus will be your friend and take you to heaven when you die. This is the most wonderful way to live. You will be truly happy. Won’t you pray this prayer: “Create in me a clean heart, o God!”
The Bible says:
God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
The Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart. (I Samuel 16:7)