I will greatly rejoice in the Lord. My soul shall be joyful in my God for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation; He has covered me with the robe of righteousness (Is 61:10).
Sometimes I have to visualize God’s word in order to move away from the Christian clichés and more toward the impact that it carries. When God looks at me, He does not see my mistakes or even my gross sinfulness because I am completely covered with the righteousness of Jesus Christ.
He doesn’t love me more than the vilest criminal or any less than the most sincerely pious saint. To those who have embraced what Jesus did to pay the price for our sin, it’s not our righteousness or lack of it that He sees.
What comfort! What security!
“When He looks at me,
He sees not what I used to be.
But He sees Jesus.”