The five year old stood on the window sill, leaning against the glass with her arms stretched out and wearing the kind of smile that is so big it only fits a child. Outside, the rain was pounding, the thunder was exploding and the lightening flashed again and again.
The little girl’s dad walked past the door, glanced in and saw her. Rushing to the window, he asked, “What are you doing?” His daughter pointed to the flashes of lightening outside and answered, “I think God is trying to take my picture.”
Here was a little girl who understood her Heavenly Father’s heart. Do you understand His heart toward you like this child did? Your Abba is proud of you. The Bible says that in the ages to come, you will show the exceeding riches of His grace. Your life is an eternal picture of God’s pride in those He loves.
I recently asked my six year old granddaughter the question: “Do you know how beautiful you are?” Without hesitation, she answered, “yes.” Some might say her answer reflects the seed of pride. I say it reflects a simple trust in what those she loves have told her. She has been showered with love her whole life. She has been told that she is precious and beautiful and she simply believes it.
Jesus once said that a key to entering His kingdom is becoming like a little child. Will you choose to believe what your Father says about you? He says that you are His workmanship (the Greek word could be translated as poem), created in Christ Jesus. (See Ephesians 2:10) He says that He rejoices over you, with an enthusiasm that causes Him to sing and dance. (See Zephaniah 3:17) He says that you are precious (see Isaiah 43:4) and calls you His Delight. (See Isaiah 62:4)
Don’t argue about your worth with the One who created you. Your value is a gift to you through Jesus Christ. Understand and believe that God adores you and it will change the way you look at life. After all, “if God is for us, who can be against us?” (See Romans 8:31)
Cast off the cancerous cynicism of an adult and embrace the simple faith of a child. Your Abba loves and adores you. If that be true, then everything else we face in this world is incidental.