'We are God's masterpiece...' Ephesians 2:10 NLT
Most girls love diamonds, and many would love to get a diamond from someone they love. If a girl gets given a diamond engagement ring, she admires it and each time she looks at it she is reminded of her fianc? and their precious love for one another.
Did you know that you're precious to God? Like the diamond is admired by the newly engaged girl, God admires you. He thinks you are magnificent. (Yes, if you're a guy, it includes you too!). It says in the Bible that 'we are God's masterpiece' (Ephesians 2:10 NLT). If you go to an art gallery and look at a Van Gogh or Rembrandt painting, whatever your opinion of the picture is, you won't be able to deny that the one who painted it was the master of his craft. You may look in the mirror and think your nose could do with shrinking, you could be taller, smaller, have thicker hair, etc, but... know this: you were created by the Ultimate Designer, the Master of his Craft, and he is captivated by you!
Next time you look at yourself, put your own opinion aside and remember: you're a masterpiece; an expression of your heavenly Father's heart. He has given you the ability to love, to create, to express and to be yourself. No one else contributes to this world in the way you do. There's no other like you.
So what now? Next time you go to criticise yourself, see beyond the flaws to the precious masterpiece.
Soulfood: Ecc 4-6, John 10:11-21, Ps 76, Prov 30:15-17