Wednesday, February 27, 2013

In Our Father's Eyes

On Saturday morning, Eric and Molly, got up early to go sledding.  They planned to go Friday, but plans changed, so instead Eric surprised Molly by getting up early, taking her out to breakfast, and then sledding.  Lucy and I were left to play at home by ourselves.

Shortly after Eric and Molly left, I saw Eric posted this picture on Facebook...

My first reaction was "oh my word!"  All I could think was her hair looks like a rats nest, when was the last time she brushed her teeth, and so on, and so on.  I am a great mom, right.  Not great, just truthful. 

Molly's picture got me thinking about how God sees his children.  Most days my hair is a mess, I have acne like a 12 year old, sometimes before I go to bed I forget to brush my teeth, and I sometimes {okay more than some} say not so nice things.  I am big mess, really, I am.  But God doesn't see any of that, he sees me as the child he created, the one who should mirror his image, and reflect him all the time.  He doesn't see my acne scared face, or flipped out hair, he sees a daughter, a one of a kind Kate.

"But the LORD said to Samuel, "Don't judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The LORD doesn't see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."" ~1 Samuel 16:7 NLT

I am striving to see the inside, not so much the outside. 


Amy said...

I am with you, friend! Great post!

Kelly said...

Me too! Such a good post!

Zion said...

Amen! I can relate.