I know there has been much talk about the mandate to wear face masks in public places. Some people are 100% behind this safety measure while others are equally against it.
For me, there are definitely some pros besides the health and safety benefits of wearing a mask.
I love the privacy I feel when my mask is in place. It's like I'm completely hidden away. I don't have to wear makeup. I can talk to myself and no one sees my lips moving.
At church, I can belt out all the wrong words to the songs and no one can see that my lips don't match the words on the screen.
Of course, I'd never do this, but someone else might even make faces behind their mask showing delight or disgust for any given situation.
The best thing about a face mask is that you know when you have bad breath...and if you do, that's another reason that I'm thankful for the mask.
Masks or veils aren't always good though. When it comes to the gospel being veiled, that's a tragedy.
In 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 it says this,
And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
We know that our enemy Satan is a deceiver and a master at obscuring the truth. He is an expert at providing masks and veils to hide behind.
The master deceiver Satan will take any opportunity to veil, mask, or hide Jesus.
When the gospel is hidden behind a mask, the unbeliever thinks Christ isn't able to give them what they need, they choose to accept the veil that Satan provides. Their eyes are blinded, veiled and masked to the best representation of God we’ll ever see. That beautiful picture is found in the likeness of Jesus.
Sometimes a mask can be a good thing and sometimes it can mean death.
My prayer, Lord, unmask their eyes that they will see you in all your glory and believe.