Sunday, September 18, 2011

Not of This World

If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. ~ John 15:19

The original Twilight Zone featured an episode of a woman undergoing an operation to make her beautiful.  She was an outcast because of her repulsiveness.  The doctors slowly removed her bandages, hoping for some kind of miracle.  The operation was a complete failure and the woman was doomed.

In the final scene, the woman is fleeing from her hospital room while the "beautiful" people all lower their heads in pity.  Oddly, it's the hospital staff that looked like deformed monsters while the patient resembles Marilyn Monroe.

Fortunately, Jesus sees your inner beauty with His eyes.  The world may scorn you and reject you.  They may mock you for your beliefs or your unwillingness to follow the things of this world.  You are not of this world.  Call on Jesus.  He will come for you at the appointed time.

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