3 Things to Remember Behind the Mask August 13, 2020


It is a strange day. I can’t get use to seeing everyone in masks. The last few days I have been flying frequently and wearing my mandatory mask in airports and planes. The arguments for and against range from medical to political, from governmental to personal. It is not my purpose to stir that debate, but to remind believers of some things the mask must not change…

  1. You are not anonymous. Funny, isn’t it? How easily people begin to act like they are “hidden.” Mask or no mask, you are a follower of Jesus Christ and should exemplify His character through every interaction you have with others. We are to be the same in private as we are in public, the same when wearing a mask as when we are more easily recognized.
  2. People can hear a smile. Don’t lose your smile and pleasantness behind a mask! Many years ago I had a job where all of my work was done by phone. In our training we learned that you can actually hear a smile. Be nice. Everybody is having a difficult time with something today.
  3. Nothing should stop the gospel. I stood looking at the masses of masked people in the airport and thought how much more difficult it seemed to engage others in conversation. But when I got on the plane and sat down next to a 20 year old military man I found a soul that was seeking. Through our masks we had a wonderful conversation about Christ and through our masks we prayed together as he called on Christ for salvation! It was a reminder to me that God is not limited except by our unbelief and disobedience. “The word of God is not bound” (2 Timothy 2:9).

Every person has their opinion, every state is different, and every week seems to bring some adjustment. In this season God’s people must not forget who we are and why we are here. Behind every mask is an eternal soul for whom Jesus died and people are looking for hope more than ever before.

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  1. Betty Wise on August 13, 2020 at 11:30 AM

    Love hearing Scott Pauley. Truly a man of God.

    • Scott Pauley on August 17, 2020 at 10:57 PM

      Please pray for me. God bless you.

  2. Joan Chant on August 13, 2020 at 11:54 AM

    Amen! Praise the Lord that the military man is now a child of God! I recently heard another evangelist speak on the issues of mask. He touched on how we need to show the love of Christ through wearing the mask. Some folks have real issues and concerns with others not wearing a mask. His point was, how are we portraying the gospel, if we are negative and not respecting the need of others, who are wearing mask, due to health concerns. Are our negative comments preventing us from sharing the gospel with a lost soul?
    Thanks for shining your light in this darken world. May God bless you as you continue on. It is truly possible to show our smiles and our light, behind these mask!

    • Scott Pauley on August 17, 2020 at 10:58 PM

      Thank you. Appreciate your prayers.

  3. Humming Bird on August 14, 2020 at 9:06 AM

    Amen! Praise the Lord that the mask did not stoped you to shared the gospel to a lost soul! Thank the Lord for that soul who received Jesus God’s son as his personal savior!

    • Scott Pauley on August 17, 2020 at 10:57 PM

      The Lord is merciful to us all. Pray that God will help me do more of it!

  4. Sandra Barth on August 27, 2020 at 12:06 AM

    I pray that the Lord blesses all your endeavors to serve Him. I have been greatly blessed through your ministry.

    • Scott Pauley on August 27, 2020 at 5:02 PM

      Thank the Lord. We deeply appreciate your prayers.

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