Friday, February 12, 2010
BEHIND THE MASK
Adrian Rogers told the story of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb by Howard Carter in 1922. Rogers relates how when they finally broke into the tomb, they found a huge sarcophagus. When it was opened, they discovered another coffin covered with gold leaf. Inside of that one was a third casket, then a fourth that was solid gold. Within was King Tut, wrapped in gold cloth, wearing that incredibly beautiful gold mask.
But, when the mask was removed, what did they find? Behind the mask and beneath the cloth was a leathery, withered corpse—the leering face of death.
You can claim to be a child of God. You may boast of your self-righteousness. You can put on a religious mask. But when the mask is removed, what is on the inside?