Shedding our skins.
Think of the potato skin that some discard but then there is the careful washing of the skins. And the tastiness of the skin against the teeth and how it clings to the nicely baked potato within.
That is the good aspect of the skin. And skin is always good on fruit and vegetables for it has added nutrients and value.
Now with us humans, skin has a little different value.
It definitely protects against the elements and has been termed as the largest organ in the body.
Now that is something to trump against the brain and against the heart. Those organs must be real envious that they have been demoted from the number one position.
Yet what skin does is it helps me to reflect on how snakes get to shed their skins and leave them behind in the dirt. Almost like what happens when one has a bruise or cut and new skin forms on top. Once when that happened to me, I was amazed at the intricate weaving of new skin over that very spot of rupture.
Now for us as mere mortals, we are going to be shed our bodies which the Bible calls tents and we are going to be able to receive new incorruptible bodies from the Lord.
And it is fitting that the Holy Scriptures remind us to put off the old self and put on the new self.
And all this reflection came from the simple thought of how great it will be to shed our old self as we become more comfortable in our own skins. And that confidence will create a nice glistening shine as we go out into the world and is something that the cosmetics industry will not be able to compete with!!
Peace to all my readers aspiring to live lives of a number 10 status~~ towards that of glory~~~
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