How Precious We Are!
When you stop in front of a mirror, what do you do? Who do you see?
A girl with long brown hair (approximately 5’5 in stature) walks up to a mirror and looks at herself front on. She turns to the left – breathes in – before turning to the right. She glances at her average looking legs, proceeding to stand on her tiptoes to create that stunning indent in her calf. She walks closer to the mirror and strokes her neck to see if there is a double chin forming. Then she picks at the uneven eyeliner on her left eye. When she does, she notices the tiniest pimple next to her lip. With a deep sigh, she exhales and walks away.
What did that girl do? What did she see?
The girl looked at what she thought were imperfections, flaws on her outward self. In the mirror, she saw an average looking girl but beyond her reflection, did she see her inner beauty? You know, all girls do it (even you boys). Certainly, I have glanced at myself in the mirror because I am the girl described above. So, what makes us unsatisfied when we look at that mirror? What inner voice tells us that we need to have perfectly shaped legs? Or, that we are too pale and have too many red blotches on our face? Has the world blinded us to what real beauty looks like? Why don’t we have any good thoughts towards ourselves?
Imagine you looked in the mirror but it was not a mirror at all. What if instead you were looking into the face of God? Here you are, standing in front of a mirror humming and hawing about your looks. Not a single word is spoken. Nor are you able to see anything about your looks that you especially like. I wonder what God is thinking. After all, GOD MADE YOU. He formed you in your mother’s womb. He knew you even before you were born. Plus, everything that God makes is good. “We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10)
In this context, while we might not have any words to describe ourselves, God has countless.
“How precious also are your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand.” (Psalm 139:17-18)
Whoa! Hold up! Did y’all just miss that? He thinks about you and I more than the SAND. MORE THAN ALL THE SAND ON THIS EARTH!!
If you still didn’t get that, try this. MATH TIME! Using the volume of 1.3 * 10^-9 cubic feet – you would need 7692307.69 grains of sand to fill one cup.
Now, do you get it? To fill one single cup (let’s say, it’s your average dinner cup) it would take close to 7692307.69 grains. That explosion you just heard was your brain trying to comprehend just how much sand exists on this earth.
You see, God loves us more than we know. And since He formed us, you are indeed beautiful. You were made by God. You were made by the very same God who in the beginning created the mountains and the sunset. He created the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, and the MILKY WAY. These tourist sights and many more in the world are breathtaking.
God designed us in the same way. God designed us to be breathtaking with our hearts and souls radiating from His love. There is nothing more beautiful than when one’s beauty from within illuminates outward.
We have simply lost sight of God’s ultimate purpose. But it doesn’t have to be this way. I want you know that there is a loving Father who thinks soooooo much of you and He does so in a caring and loving way — far more than we as humans can even begin to comprehend. He wants to take away that heaviness and continual sorrow that whispers words of imperfection.
Why? Because the mirror, media, or any one person cannot tell you what is beautiful, imperfect or perfect. Only God in His infinite wisdom can. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!