To See Yourself as He (God) Sees You
What exactly does that mean? In regards to our shortcomings, The Father only sees the blood of Jesus. There are some many examples of the power of the Blood of Jesus in the Bible, but we'll use one for this demonstration.
"For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect." - 1 Peter 1:18-19
Let's take a minute to think about that. There are a couple things that stick out to us here.
Silver and gold wasn't enough to pay the price for a clean slate. In fact, they are referred to as perishable (likely to decay or go bad quickly).
The revelation here is that no matter how much we attain and achieve, it just isn't the currency for salvation.
The precious (of great value; not to be wasted or treated carelessly) blood of Jesus after the word "but". Thank God for the "but". The but is what led to the Savior. The but is what allows us to still be connected and bounce back from whatever it is that we have been through! The but is the "normally I don't do this, BUT". When you are applying for a job or house. When you are attacking debt or starting a company. After the but comes the thing of great value.
This is what God sees. The lamb without blemish or defect. The plan that He put in motion to reconnect with us. Merlot Shades aims to show the believers who hide behind religious tradition that Jesus paid for them just like He did the struggling non-believer. We are tearing down that imaginary wall between the overly religiously and the overly worldy. We were all paid for.