There are times—one moment to the next—where something can look different. Maybe it’s the way the light hits it. A table top looks clean, then the sun peeks through a window, revealing old stains and a light layer of dust.
I sometimes wonder how we must look when God’s light shines on us.
But… He loved us even before we knew Him, and the light of his love does not reveal the stains of our past.
This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:10