Are you the masked…?

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My Mom and her three sisters grew up in the Donny and Marie Era. They performed Osmond Brothers concerts in their basement, listened to their music and watched their variety show. So, as a result I grew up knowing about Donny and Marie. I’ve heard a few of the Osmond Brothers songs, seen a few episodes of their variety show, and even caught a few of their appearances on “The Andy Williams Christmas Show”.

So, when rumor had it that Donny was the Peacock on “The Masked Singer” I immediately started seeing what I could discover on Youtube. I found all of his performances and several interviews that Donny did after the show aired and something caught my attention…

In every single interview Donny made the comment that one of the things he loved about doing the show was the anonymity.

Nobody knew who he was! Very few people who worked on the show knew who was behind the masks…even the dancers.  They went to great lengths to protect the identity of “The Masked Singer” and anyone associated with them who was on set.

Having such a long standing career he LOVED the ability to go out and do what he knew how to do without any preconceived opinions. And I got to thinking…How many of us wear invisible masks in our everyday lives?

We wear these masks around people for different reasons; but mainly we just want to be liked, and accepted. The masks that we wear are there to hopefully please other people. Or maybe we wear a mask to hide something we don’t like about ourselves.

Here’s the thing, with God we don’t need a mask…not now, not ever!

Psalm 139 tells us that God knows all that there is to know about us. And HE STILL LOVES US! He loves us so much that He sent His Son to die for our sin (John 3:16) while we were still living in sin (Romans 5:6-8). We don’t need to worry about impressing God. In fact, our good works CAN’T save us (Ephesians 2:8-9). The only way that we can be saved is by hearing the Word of God and putting Him on in Baptism (Acts 2:36-39) and then doing our best to do what He says–making sure that our actions back up our faith (James 2:14-26).

So, my question for you is this: Are you trying to please men or God (Galatians 1:10)? If we were trying to please God first and foremost maybe we wouldn’t feel like we need to keep a mask on in front of others.

Until next time,

Bailey Sue