If people love you at 6 am, one thing is sure: they love you. No makeup, no power tie, no status jewelry, no layers of images. They see unkempt honesty. Just you. “Love,” wrote one forgiven soul, “covers over a multitude of sins.”
Sounds like God’s love. Hebrews 10:14 says, “He has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.” Note that the word is not “improving.” God doesn’t improve; he perfects. He doesn’t enhance; he completes. When it comes to our position before God, we’re perfect.
And when he sees each of us, he sees one who has been made perfect through the One who is perfect—Jesus Christ. He sees perfection. Not perfection earned by us, mind you, but perfection paid by him. Scripture says, “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21).