The Mask

Have you ever watched a clown and wondered what they were really like under the mask and the makeup? I wrote a song a while back called “The Clown” and it is about the masks we wear. The interesting part of the whole song is when the clown starts taking off his mask and there are more under it. He then begins to wonder what he really looks like and who he really is. THE MASK…

A mask is an interesting thing. Actors and actresses put on masks daily as they portray someone else. The truth is that we all have worn and probably are still wearing masks on a daily basis. But who are we really? Do we know or have we worn masks so long that our own identity has gotten caught up in them and now we can’t tell the difference?

The song goes on to say that the singer starts looking at others and judging them for wearing masks when all of a sudden his heart is touched and he sees the truth about himself. He begins to wonder what he really looks like and if he will like himself when he sees the truth. Who are we really? Are we really that bad or have we believed a lie?

Masks help us to hide the things we don’t want others to see inside of us. Sometimes though, they only hide these things from us while others can see right through. We only deceive ourselves. Masks are also used to defend ourselves from being hurt or to make others laugh, but the truth still remains. Like it or not, we can put off removing them for another day, however it only prolongs the inevitable. It is only when we are willing to pull them off that we can find the truth about ourselves and then we can be healed.

John 8:31-32, “Jesus said, ‘If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.'”

My friend, I hope you reach inside and find the truth. I pray you live your life to its full. There is no one else like you. You are the only one. Don’t wear a mask to fit in and become less than you are. Make a difference in your life and those around you. Take off the mask and encourage others to remove theirs. Be free and enjoy life.

Click on the image to read the whole poem.

Man Of Clay ~ Man Of Glory Poem & Art Print by Joseph James

Joseph James

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Janiece and I travel and minister as doors open for us to go. We are now in the process of writing her story into a movie. We share His love to those who haven’t heard of their Father’s love for them and also minister in song. Please use our contact page to contact us for more info. I have written 4 books now to help encourage people and to help them get to know Him. They are: “Destiny Path Of Life: The Journey Begins,” “Sentenced To Death, Destined For Life – The Janiece Turner-Hartmann Story – Tell My People I Love Them!“, “Islands In The Sea – The Day The King Walks In! Book 1, and “Islands In The Sea: The Lion Roars” Book 2. I also have recorded some of my music for encouragement. Listen to some of these songs on our site, YouTube in video, and they are also available to purchase and download here. I have some artwork that we have for wallpapers and prints. If you need help or prayer, please write to us and let us know. The proceeds from all of our products help us to minister to those in need.

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