“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well”- Psalms 139: 14
When you look at yourself in the mirror what do you see? Do you point out how old you have gotten? Are you worrying about how lean or fat you are? Are you comparing yourself to someone else? If you are, stop it. God thinks of you as one of His greatest works of art. He sees you as a complete body of work.
It took a lot of hard work to create who you are. It took two parents to create the two cells. Those two cells had to find each other in the vast complexity of the human body and unite as one. Those two cells had to share miles of genetic code in 23 pairs of chromosomes. That genetic code had to direct thousands upon thousands of proteins, DNA, RNA, and other molecules to start cell division. That cell division created an embryo. That embryo became a fetus. That fetus grew for 36 weeks. While it was growing God was shaping you, molding you, mending you into who you were meant to become. While you were growing, He provided someone to be there to care, love and protect you. Then boom! You were born.
Then we grew up. Some environments were loving and some were not. We all had to experience letdowns, setbacks, disappointments, and harsh realities of life. We get caught up in the busy world so that we can provide for families. We compare ourselves to others and we get discouraged when fail to meet lofty goals we set in life. Those things take a toll on us over a period of time. So we sometimes think that we are not that appealing to look at. We sometimes feel like we don’t fit in or have anything to contribute. Sometimes we just don’t feel validated. So we sometimes don’t see ourselves as masterpieces because sometimes life is just tough.
However, that is not what God sees, when He sees us. He thinks were are the best things in the world because we were made by Him. When he looks at you and I He sees a work of art. Like art, we have strokes that shaped our lives. Like all works of art, we are not perfect. There are some imperfections on our canvases that are hidden. God still loves us despite those imperfections. He sees all of our ups and owns. He sees all of our good days and bad days. He sees your past but he also sees your future. He knows our sins would damage our tapestry but He sent Jesus to restore it like it is brand new. He knows what we are capable of. He sees your gifts and talents. He sees that you do have something to contribute to this world. He knows that if we would believe in ourselves we can change the world. He doesn’t look at how we aged or how out of shape you are. He see’s our true beauty on the inside.
My friends, we are fearfully and wonderfully made by a loving and caring God. He loves us so much and He wants us to have a deeper relationship with him. He wants us to see ourselves as He sees us. He sees us as His masterpiece. So the next time, you look at yourself in the mirror, smile. Remeber that you are valued. Remember that you are loved. Remember that you can make a difference. Then give thanks to Him for giving you another day to show the world how great you are. then you go out into the world and shine His light so that others can see that they are works of art as well.