Days when I look in the mirror and see this, I notice ALL my flaws. The unruly hair flying away, the facial hair that I have been neglecting to get rid of, how my glasses sitting on my nose point out the fact that it’s not straight …… the days when I feel so unattractive. On the days where I can’t seem to see past my flaws, Rick would look at me and see the beauty and perfection that God made, and he would try to affirm that in me……I miss that….
I recently posted this on social media as a way to express how much I was missing my late husband. After reflecting some time on it, it hit me what God was trying to teach through it.
All these things that I mentioned are all outward flaws. And my husband saw them, but he saw who God had made me to be, and chose to love me anyway. How much more true is that about our Father in Heaven? He not only sees our outward flaws, but also our inner ones, and He chooses to love us anyway!
Think about that a minute. God sees not only our messy hair and crooked facial features, but also our messy hearts and crooked ways. But then He sees the way He made us, beautiful and perfect in His image, and CHOOSES to love us anyway!
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
The next time you are feeling down about yourself, and can’t see past your flaws. (and yes! I am talking to myself too) Just remember, there is one who can see ALL your flaws, external and internal, and thinks you are wonderfully made.
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14
And He loves you anyway!